The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent reports of violence in Shashamane town and clashes in nearby Aje town in Oromia State. The Embassy recommends all U.S. citizens avoid travel to this area at this time.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Ethiopia.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014, at+251-111-306000 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +251-111-306911 or 011-130-6000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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