Current travel advisories for Ethiopia

Last Update: Friday, 10. July 2020 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 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: 3.7 / 5

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (3.4), Kenya with (3.2) and Djibouti with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 6,774 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 120 reported deaths associated with the disease in Ethiopia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/aethiopien/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Äthiopien.

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 - Finländska medborgare som är bosatta i Etiopien eller som planerar en resa till landet uppmanas vara försiktiga och uppmärksamma i hela landet på grund av säkerhetsläget. Undvik stora folksamlingar. Det förekommer en risk för terrorism. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till gränsen mot Eritrea, Somalia och Sydsudan.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/ethiopia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential 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 ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Etiopien. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Addis Ababa har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Etiopien og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. Sikkerhedssituationen er så alvorlig, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge følgende områder:  Distrikterne Mirab Armacho og Tach Armacho i det nordlige Gondar i Amhara-regionen 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 også Kamashi distriktet i den sydligste del af Benishangul-Gumuz regionen. 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. Situationen er så alvorlig, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge områderne. Vi fraråder alle rejser til Somali-regionen i det østlige Etiopien pga. meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Der er rebelaktiviteter og risiko for kidnapninger. Den vanskelige sikkerhedssituation i Somalia påvirker situationen. Vi fraråder 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:
A State of Emergency is in place in Ethiopia. Restrictions apply to all social, political or religious gatherings, as well as to the number of people allowed in vehicles and on public transport. You must wear a mask when accessing services such as banks and shops. Restrictions can change at short notice. Monitor local media and follow authorities' advice. You may be fined or imprisoned if you violate State of Emergency regulations. Land borders are closed. Ethiopian Airlines continues to operate flights to limited destinations. If you plan to depart or transit Ethiopia, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are rapidly decreasing. Check with airlines or travel agents for the latest information. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Ethiopia.

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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Ethiopia. The risk index is at 3.3 (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 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (3.4), Kenya with (3.2) and Djibouti with (3.0 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!