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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens living in Ethiopia of heightened security concerns in the region.  The latest Department of State Worldwide Caution, issued July 26, 2011, updated information on the continued threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  U.S. citizens should be alert to the possibility of terrorist attacks in the region.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to strongly consider the risk of attending or being near large public gatherings, especially those with large numbers of westerners and no visible security presence, as these gatherings can provide vulnerable targets for extremist or terrorist groups.  In addition, the Embassy advises U.S. citizens to vary their routes and times to and from work and other regularly scheduled events.

If you are going to live in or travel to Ethiopia, please take the time to tell us about your trip by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements.  It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency.  You should remember to keep all of your information in STEP up to date.  It is important during enrollment or updating of information to include your current phone number and current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s web site.  You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.  Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App for travel information at your fingertips.  If you don't have internet access, current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or for callers from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014.  The Consular Section of the Embassy may be reached by telephone: +251-111-306000 or e-mail: consacs@state.gov, and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +251-111-306911 or 011-130-6000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.

Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens living in Ethiopia of heightened security concerns in the region.  The latest Department of State Worldwide Caution, issued July 26, 2011, updated information on the continued threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  U.S. citizens should be alert to the possibility of terrorist attacks in the region.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to strongly consider the risk of attending or being near large public gatherings, especially those with large numbers of westerners and no visible security presence, as these gatherings can provide vulnerable targets for extremist or terrorist groups.  In addition, the Embassy advises U.S. citizens to vary their routes and times to and from work and other regularly scheduled events.

If you are going to live in or travel to Ethiopia, please take the time to tell us about your trip by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements.  It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency.  You should remember to keep all of your information in STEP up to date.  It is important during enrollment or updating of information to include your current phone number and current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s web site.  You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.  Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App for travel information at your fingertips.  If you don't have internet access, current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or for callers from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014.  The Consular Section of the Embassy may be reached by telephone: +251-111-306000 or e-mail: consacs@state.gov, and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +251-111-306911 or 011-130-6000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.