Travel Alert: Gedeo and West Guji

Location: Gedeo and West Guji in Ethiopia

Event: There are reports of incidents of violence in the areas of Gedeo and West Guji.  Those who find themselves in these regions should be particularly aware of their surroundings, avoid large gatherings, and shelter in place as necessary.  U.S. Embassy personnel are avoiding travel to the area until the situation returns to normal.  We encourage those in the area to continue to monitor local media for the latest developments.

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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