Alert: Ethiopia Travel Restriction of U.S. Government Personnel

Due to the Ordered Departure of non-essential personnel from U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, travel to Ethiopia by U.S. State Department employees, including transit, is prohibited without special permission.

Actions to Take:

·        Consider taking alternate routes if traveling through Addis Ababa

·        Contact your airline and ask about transit restrictions

·        Monitor local media for updates

·        Monitor the U.S. Embassy Ethiopia website

·        Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates




  • U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo


(242) 06 612-2000 or (242) 05 387-9700


  • State Department – Consular Affairs


888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ·