Current travel advisories for Ethiopia

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 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: 4.1 / 5

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.3), Eritrea (4.2), Djibouti with (3.4) and Kenya with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 332,961 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 5,130 reported deaths associated with the disease in Ethiopia.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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.fiLänk till en annan webbplats.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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 ikke-nødvendige rejser til Etiopien pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres.  Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Addis Ababa, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. 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: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
From 7 June 2021, a system of electronic COVID test certificates will be implemented for travellers entering, exiting and transiting Ethiopia. The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains 'do not travel' (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing armed clashes and deadly violence. Some flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks may be disrupted. If you’re staying in Tigray, shelter in place, monitor the media and follow instructions issued by the authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Ethiopia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not 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:
Do not 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, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Ethiopia.  Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board has announced staggered national elections beginning June 21, 2021. The pre- and post-election period may include increased political activity, demonstrations, and intercommunal tension. Election-related activities could escalate into violence.  Do Not Travel To:  Tigray Region and border with Eritrea due to armed conflict, civil unrest, and crime.  Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Border areas with Sudan, and South Sudan due to crime, kidnapping, armed conflict, and civil unrest. Border areas with Kenya due to potential for terrorism and ethnic conflict.  Amhara Region districts (woredas) that border Tigray Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest.  Reconsider Travel To:  Somali Region due to potential for terrorism and internal border unrest with Afar Region. Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) due to armed conflict and civil unrest.  The East Hararge zone area and the Guji zone of Oromia Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Benishangul Gumuz and the western part of Oromia Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence may occur without warning.  The Government of Ethiopia has previously 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: 5

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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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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 3.8 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 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 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.3), Eritrea (4.2), Djibouti with (3.4) and Kenya with (3.4 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!