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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Ethiopia
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Ethiopia
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan

Risk Summary

The travel risk environment in Ethiopia is diverse and threats vary widely by location. Crime levels in the country, including against expatriates, are low by regional standards. Large-scale protests and social unrest occur sporadically, though all demonstrations should be avoided due to the credible risk of violence.

Security risks are considerably heightened in border and remote areas; these include attacks by bandits and the abduction of foreign nationals. Militant groups, including the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), primarily operate in rural areas and have in the past targeted government interests and personnel, and more rarely, foreign interests. There is also a latent threat of attacks by Somali militants, potentially in collusion with transnational groups such as al-Shabab. Tensions along the border with Eritrea remain high and are the main potential source of external conflict. Isolated incidents in the border area could rapidly escalate into wider clashes and increased military posturing.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Ethiopia
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverEthiopia is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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