Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (January 11, 2018)
Location: Danakil Depression
Event: Due to the evolving security situation, Embassy personnel are restricted from travel to the Danakil Depression.
Actions to Take:
- Reconsider travel to the Danakil Depression.
- Employ sound security practices.
- Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
- Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Remember that the security environment in Ethiopia is fluid and can deteriorate without warning.
- S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
- 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Ethiopia Country Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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