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Security Message: Security Situation and Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa
The Government of Ethiopia implemented a State of Emergency on November 2, reflecting security concerns. The security situation in Ethiopia remains concerning and can deteriorate without warning. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart using commercially available options. The Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure if commercial options become unavailable. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis.
U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ethiopia may avail themselves of commercial flights from Bole International Airport. If you have difficulty securing a flight or need assistance to return to the United States, please contact AddisACS@state.gov for guidance. The Embassy remains open and able to process U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and can also provide repatriation loans for U.S. citizens who cannot afford to purchase a commercial ticket to the United States. U.S. citizens delaying departure because of a non-U.S. citizen minor child, parent of a U.S. citizen minor child, or spouse should contact us.
Please see contact information for airlines operating from Bole International Airport below:
Telephone: 251 116179900
Telephone: 251 116160633 or 251 115540094
Telephone: 2519 11600705
Telephone: 251 111564494
Telephone: 251 115181818
Telephone: 251 116670157/54
Telephone: 251 115505979/33
Telephone: 251 115525546
Telephone: 251 115544638
Telephone: 251 116627781/82
The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens still in country should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and to ensure you can be located in an emergency.