Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions.
Some areas have increased risk.
Do Not Travel To: Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines.
Is it safe to go to Ethiopia right now?
Compared with many African countries, Ethiopia is remarkably safe – most of the time. Serious or violent crime is rare; against travellers it’s extremely rare. Outside the capital, the risk of petty crime drops still further. A simple tip for travellers: always look as if you know where you’re going.
Is there a travel ban to Ethiopia?
On April 8, 2020, Ethiopian authorities declared a state of emergency for a period of five months. Nationwide movement restrictions are in place until further notice. Stay inside your home or accommodations unless you need to: go to work if you are an essential worker.
Is Addis Ababa dangerous?
Dangers & AnnoyancesViolent crime in Addis Ababa is fortunately rare, particularly where visitors are concerned. However, petty theft and confidence tricks are problematic. Don’t let any of this scare you, though – Addis is very safe compared with many other African capitals.
Is it safe to walk around Addis Ababa?
In Addis, it is safe to walk around alone during the day but it’s best to take a taxi at night. Violent crime is rare, though petty crime such as pickpocketing can be an issue.