UK warns its citizens about traveling to Ethiopia

On 12 July, there were reports of violent clashes, including gunfire in the city of Gondar. The situation remains tense with reports of ongoing gunfire, disruption to services, damage to hotels and possible street protests.

There have also been reports that the road from Gondar airport is closed. The situation may escalate and you should check the local security situation before considering any travel to the city. You should avoid crowded areas and remain vigilant if in the city. We are closely monitoring the situation and may issue further updates shortly.

If you are planning to visit the area, you should check our travel advice for any further updates before travelling.

There have been reports of landslides and torrential rain in Kindo Didaye Woreda, Wolaita Zone, SNNP regional state and Bale Zone in Oromia regional state on 12 May, causing disruption to travel in the area.

Landslides have also reportedly damaged the road linking Shashemene, Aje and Alaba and there are reports of extensive damage to the road between Arba Minch and Wolayita. In mid-April there were severe floods in parts of Ethiopia including Jijiga, the Jinka road in South Omo, Moyale on the Kenyan border, and parts of the Afar region. Check local reports and the weather conditions before travelling.


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