Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 16, 2018)

Location:  Addis Ababa

Event:  As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is temporarily suspending all travel outside of Addis Ababa for Embassy personnel.


Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Employ sound security practices.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
  • Remember that the security environment in Ethiopia is fluid and can deteriorate without warning.


  • 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