Security Message: Security Situation and Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

The Government of Ethiopia implemented a State of Emergency on November 2, reflecting security concerns. The security situation in Ethiopia remains concerning and can deteriorate without warning.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart using commercially available options. The Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with …

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

The security situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart now using commercially available options. Although the Embassy continues to process emergency passports and repatriation loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure …

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

The security situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart now using commercially available options. Although the Embassy continues to process emergency passports and repatriation loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure …

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure if commercial options become unavailable. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis. U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ethiopia, currently have multiple options via commercial …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 06/15/2022 *** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will …

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Security Alert – Demonstration in Meskel Square and the Oromia Region (8 March, 2019)

Location: Meskel Square in Addis Ababa and the Oromia Region Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of calls for a protest to be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Meskel Square.  It is unknown whether the protest has been or will be approved by Ethiopian authorities.  Protests have already occurred in many parts of …

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Security Alert Wellega and Benishangul Gumuz

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Location:  Border between Benishangul Gumuz and the regions of East and West Wallega in Oromia. Event:  The Embassy is aware of unrest around the border between the Benishangul-Gumuz region and the East and West Wallega zones of Oromia.  There are ongoing military operations in this area …

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Message for U.S Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting

Dear U.S. Citizens, Please save the date and mark your calendars! Ambassador Michael Raynor invites you to a Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All adult U.S. citizens living in Ethiopia are invited to attend. You will receive updates on U.S. initiatives in Ethiopia, …

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U.S. Embassy Operations Suspended September 19

Out of an abundance of caution the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is suspending operations on Wednesday, September 19 in light of expected large scale demonstrations in Addis Ababa. All visa appointments and scheduled American Citizen Services appointments are cancelled. American Citizens should make a new appointment via the Embassy website. Immigrant visa applicants will …

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