7 January 2022
Event: COVID-19 Rates Spiking
Community transmission of the coronavirus in Ethiopia is widespread and accelerating rapidly. A record number of 56,706 new cases were reported from December 1 – December 31, 2021. According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, 35 out of every 100 people that tested for COVID-19 during this period tested positive.
The U.S. Embassy is unable to secure medical care for American citizens at private or public hospitals, nor can it provide medical care or vaccinations for private citizens. Maintain strict COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as frequent hand washing, social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and mask wearing. If you have not already been vaccinated, strongly consider obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ethiopia.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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