U.S. State Department updated Ethiopia travel warning on Tuesday 6th December 2016.
The State Department warned of risks of travel to Ethiopia citing potential civil unrest related to unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November.
The warning alerted U.S. citizens that its embassy ability to provide consular service in many parts of the country may be inadequate.
Ethiopia government declared a State of Emergency effective October 8, 2016 following violence related incidents which were about to escalate.
The travel warning update has advised citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings, continuously assess their surroundings, and evaluate theirpersonal level of safety.
U.S. citizens in Ethiopia should monitor their security situation and have contingency plans in place in case one need to depart suddenly.
The update replaces the Travel Warning of October 21, 2016.