Current travel advisories for Ethiopia

Last Update: Tuesday, 27. October 2020 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 : 3.5 / 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: 3.9 / 5

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (3.7), Djibouti with (3.5) 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 93,707 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,437 reported deaths associated with the disease in Ethiopia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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..

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 3 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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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 Etiopien som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Addis Ababa har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Etiopien. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Etiopien via den danske ambassade i Addis Ababa, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. 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 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:
COVID-19 is widespread in Ethiopia. To enter you'll need a negative COVID (PCR) test and have to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival. Wear a mask when out in public and practise physical distancing. Restrictions can change at short notice. Land borders are closed. Monitor local media and follow authorities' advice. We 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 3.5 (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 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Eritrea (3.7), Djibouti with (3.5) 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!