Location: Amhara, Tigray, and Afar Regions
Event: There are continued reports of armed conflict in parts of northern Ethiopia. The security environment in the Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions may deteriorate without warning. The security situation in Addis Ababa remains unchanged.
The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens to reconsider travel to Ethiopia and avoid travel to the Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions due to armed conflict and civil unrest. U.S. citizens should leave conflict areas.
The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Ethiopia advises U.S. citizens to “Reconsider Travel” to Ethiopia and identifies several “Do Not Travel” areas, including the Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, specific areas in the Oromia region, and Ethiopia’s border areas with Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Kenya.
The U.S. Embassy is providing routine and emergency consular services. The consular section processes U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and can assist U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States. Consular assistance outside of the Addis Ababa metropolitan area remains limited.
Contact the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Unit at AddisACS@state.gov for assistance.
Actions to Take:
- Reconsider travel to Ethiopia.
- Avoid travel to Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions.
- Leave conflict areas.
State Department – Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We encourage U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and to ensure you can be located in an emergency.