Security Alert:  Military Action and Gunfire in Tigray Region

We are receiving reports of military action and gunfire in the Tigray Region.   Please avoid any travel to the Tigray Region and if you are in Tigray, shelter in place.  It has been reported that there is no internet access in the Tigray Region.   These events could cause heightened instability throughout the country, including in Addis Ababa.   Additional police activity, including checkpoints, may be present in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in the country.  As always, remain alert when around town as demonstrations and crowds can form quickly. 

Actions to Take:

·         Monitor local media for breaking events

·         Avoid large crowds and demonstrations

·         Be aware of your surroundings

·         Keep a low profile


U.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


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