Current travel advisories for Ethiopia

Last Update: Wednesday, 20. January 2021 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.0 / 5

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (4.0), Kenya with (3.6) and Djibouti with (3.5 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 128,616 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,003 reported deaths associated with the disease in Ethiopia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). 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:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Finländare som är bosatta i Etiopien eller som planerar en resa till landet uppmanas vara försiktiga och uppmärksamma i hela landet på grund av säkerhetsläget.I regionen Tigray har det utlysts undantagstillstånd i 6 månader från och med den 4 november. I regionen pågår militär verksamhet. Telefonnät och internet fungerar inte. Undvik att resa till Tigray. Den pågående konflikten kan påverka säkerhetsläget även på andra håll i landet. Det finns en risk för terrordåd i hela landet. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till gränsen mot Eritrea, Somalia och Sydsudan. Utrikesministeriet rekommenderar att du gör en reseanmälan. Reseanmälan https://reseanmalan.fi

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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:
Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ethiopia due to civil unrest and communication disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ethiopia due to COVID-19. Ethiopia has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Do Not Travel To: Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Border areas with Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea due to crime, armed conflict, and civil unrest. Reconsider Travel To: Somali Regional State due to potential for terrorism. Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) due to civil unrest. The East Hararge region and the Guji zone of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Benishangul Gumuz and the western part of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence may occur without warning. The Government of Ethiopia has restricted or shut down internet, cellular data, and phone services 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. The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Addis Ababa. As a precaution, U.S. government personnel must request permission for any travel outside of Addis Ababa (personal and official), and are required to carry personnel tracking devices and, in some cases, satellite phones. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains 'do not travel' (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing military action. A State of Emergency remains in place, some flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks are disrupted. If you’re staying in Tigray, shelter in place, monitor the media and follow instructions issued by the authorities. Australians in the Tigray region seeking emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa (see ‘Local contacts’), or call the DFAT Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 from within Australia, or +61 2 6261 3305 internationally. We advise: Do not travel to Ethiopia.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/etiopien/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Etiopien for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Addis Ababa.  Hvis du kommer hjem til Danmark fra en rejse, opfordres du til at tage en kviktest umiddelbart ved ankomst til Danmark. Der er gratis kviktestfaciliteter stillet til rådighed ved indrejse. Børn under 12 år er undtaget denne opfordring. Samtidigt opfordres alle indrejsende kraftigt til at selvisolere sig i 10 dage, som kan afbrydes af at negativt svar på en PCR-test, som er foretaget tidligst på fjerdedagen efter indrejse.  Rejsende skal følge myndighedernes anbefalinger ift. smitteforebyggende adfærd. Dvs. at bruge mundbind i offentlig transport samt følge anbefalinger om afstand samt hygiejne mv. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Etiopien, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for voldelige uroligheder og terror. Sikkerhedssituationen i regionen er generelt ustabil. Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Tigray-regionen i det nordlige Etiopien og til Tigray-regionens grænseområder, særligt til Amhara-regionen. Der er flere væbnede sammenstød mellem føderale og regionale sikkerhedsstyrker. Stabiliteten og sikkerheden i området er yderst usikker. Sikkerhedssituationen er så alvorlig, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge ovenstående områder. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til distrikterne Mirab Armacho og Tach Armacho i det nordlige Gondar i Amhararegionen pga. lokale konflikter. Dette gælder også Tsegede distriktet på grænsen mellem Amhara og Tigray-regionen, distrikterne i Guji samt øst og vest Wollega i Oromia-regionen, Gedeo distriktet i SNNP-regionen og Kamashi distriktet i den sydligste del af Benishangul-Gumuz regionen.   Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Gambella-regionen i det vestlige Etiopien. Der har været flere sammenstød mellem forskellige etniske grupper. Konflikten i Sydsudan har medført store flygtningestrømme. Det påvirker stabiliteten og sikkerheden i området. Sikkerhedssituationen er så alvorlig, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge ovenstående områder. Vi fraråder alle rejser til Somali-regionen i det østlige Etiopien pga. en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Der er rebelaktiviteter og risiko for kidnapninger. Den vanskelige sikkerhedssituation i Somalia påvirker situationen. Vi fraråder også alle rejser til alle Etiopiens grænseområder. Der er grænsestridigheder, rebelaktiviteter, risiko for kidnapninger, kriminalitet og miner. Grænseovergange kan lukke med kort varsel. I Danakil-området i Afar-regionen er der risiko for voldelige uroligheder og kidnapninger. Rejs aldrig på egen hånd og benyt kun lokalt anerkendte og veletablerede rejsearrangører, der anvender eskorte.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

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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Country information

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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?

There are some travel advisories for Ethiopia. With a risk index of 3.6 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Ethiopia?

We currently know of 9 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 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (4.0), Kenya with (3.6) and Djibouti with (3.5 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!