Ethiopia Travel Warning: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia :due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention since a state of emergency was imposed in October 2016.
This replaces the Travel Warning of December 6, 2016. [infoZine]
The Government of Ethiopia routinely restricts or shuts downs internet, cellular data, and phone services, impeding the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with U.S. citizens in Ethiopia and limiting the Embassy’s ability to provide consular services. Additionally, the Government of Ethiopia does not inform the U.S. Embassy of detentions or arrests of U.S. citizens in Ethiopia.
- Specific Information for Ethiopia link
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) link
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa link, located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014, by email at AddisACS@state.gov, or at +251-11-130-6000 Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +251-11-130-6911 or 011-130-6000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).