Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa

Event: The Embassy is aware of protests, road closures, and ongoing police activity in and around Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.

U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid this area.

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

Ethiopia Country Information

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