Current travel advisories for Ethiopia

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Last Update: Tuesday, 18. June 2024 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.5 / 5

Ethiopia is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 79 million citizens and a land mass of 1,127,127 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.7), Djibouti (3.2), Eritrea with (3.2) and Kenya with (3.1 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ethiopia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to more remote regions or within 10 kilometres of Ethiopia's borders with Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea, (with the exception of Highway 80 and the Moyale border crossing along the Kenyan border) due to the high risk of violence, kidnapping and landmines. Despite a peace agreement in November 2022 between the Ethiopian Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea remains a heavily militarized security corridor. Border roads with Eritrea are closed due to the conflict in Tigray. Conditions at the border may change with no warning (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to the Western, North-western and southern zones of Tigray, the Regional State of Amhara due to due to the ongoing military conflict and uncertain security situation, which could deteriorate with little warning (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to most parts of the Somali region, specifically the Nogob (previously Fik), Jarar (previously Degehabur), Shabelle (previously Gode), Korahe and Dollo (previously Warder) zones and within 100 kilometres of the border with Somalia in the Afder and Liben zones, due to the high risk of terrorist attacks, kidnapping, violence and landmines (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to certain parts of the Gambella region (the districts of Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo and Lare in the Nuer zone and Jore district in the Agnuak zone) due to the high risk of violence and the volatile security situation (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to parts of the Oromia regional state (the West Wollega Zone, East Wollega Zone, Kelem Wollega, Horo Gudru Wollega) and Benishangul Gumuz Regional State due to high degrees of violent civil unrest (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/aethiopiensicherheit/209504

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Äthiopien: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ethiopia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ET

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Undvik alla resor till följande områden: Etiopiens gränsområden, Amhara, Tigray, Benishangul-Gumuz, gränsområdena mellan Afar och Tigray, särskilt västra Oromia, Gambella, Somali. Undvik att röra dig utomhus efter mörkrets inbrott och var försiktig också under dagtid. Ambassaden rekommenderar att alla som reser till och från landet gör en reseanmälan på adressen https://reseanmalan.fi(Länk till en annan webbplats.).

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ET

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ethiopia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia overall due to the risk of civil unrest and the threat of armed conflict. We continue to advise do not travel to Amhara Regional State due to the security situation. We also advise do not travel to a number of other locations in Ethiopia. A state of emergency remains in place. Petty crime is common in Addis Ababa. Remain alert.   We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia overall due to the risk of civil unrest and the threat of armed conflict. Other levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ethiopia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to sporadic violent conflict, civil unrest, crime, communications disruptions, terrorism and kidnapping in border areas. Do Not Travel To: Tigray Region and border with Eritrea due to sporadic violent conflict, civil unrest, and crime. Afar-Tigray border areas due to sporadic violent conflict, civil unrest, and crime. Amhara Region due to sporadic violent conflict and civil unrest. Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz Regions due to crime, kidnapping, ethnically motivated violence, and sporadic violent conflict Oromia Region – Specific areas due to sporadic violent conflict, civil unrest, and ethnically motivated violence. Southern Nations and National People (SNNP) Region due to sporadic violent conflict, civil unrest, and ethnically motivated violence. Border area with Somalia due to terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Border areas with Sudan, and South Sudan due to crime, kidnapping, civil unrest, and sporadic violent conflict. Border areas with Kenya due to the potential for terrorism and ethnically motivated violence. The security situation in Addis Ababa is stable. However, there is sporadic violent conflict and civil unrest in other areas of Ethiopia, and the security situation may deteriorate without warning. The U.S. Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist with departure from the country if the security situation deteriorates. Due to sporadic violent conflict and civil unrest throughout parts of Ethiopia, travel by U.S. government personnel is routinely assessed for additional restrictions. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis. U.S. officials have limited ability to provide services to U.S. citizens outside of Addis Ababa and have very limited consular access to U.S. citizens detained by Ethiopian authorities. The government of Ethiopia has previously restricted or shut down internet, cellular data, and phone services before, during, and after civil unrest. These restrictions impede the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with and provide consular services to U.S. citizens in Ethiopia. Please contact the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Unit at AddisACS@state.gov for further assistance. Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Ethiopia.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 79 million
Covering landmass
1,127,127 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Birr (ETB)
ISO 2-Letter Code
ET
Phone prefix
+251
Top Level Domain
.et
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Ethiopia (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Ethiopia.

Is Ethiopia safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Ethiopia. The risk index is at 3.5 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Ethiopia?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Ethiopia.

What countries does Ethiopia share land borders with?

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.7), Djibouti (3.2), Eritrea with (3.2) and Kenya with (3.1 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!