Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location:  Addis Ababa

Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor reports of protests, civil unrest, and violence throughout Addis Ababa, with police deployed in response.  These incidents may continue with little or no warning.  Expect an increased police presence and be prepared for road closures at various points throughout the city.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid non-essential travel in Addis Ababa until further notice.

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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