British Foreign Office advised against all and....
#British Foreign Office, also known as the #Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all and all but essential travel to #Ethiopia due to possible threats connected to terrorism, safety and security, local laws, entry requirements and health issues just to mention a few among other factors listed by the office.
In the interim, the foreign office mentioned that there are frequent incidences of civil unrest in Ethiopia, including protests and strikes, some of which can cause temporary closure of roads or disruption to local business and transport. Some of the incidents have, in the past, escalated into serious violence, the office asserted. British Foreign Office mentioned the incidents as often limited in duration and localized.
The office further stated that tensions are raised in the #Somali Regional State and on the border between the #Somali and #Oromia regions following clashes in a number of locations, including in the East and West #Harerge zones and in the areas surrounding the town of #Moyale on the border with #Kenya.
Having mentioned that the clashes have led to a number of deaths though there are no reports of foreign nationals being targeted, it advised travelers to exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities.
Road travel in the area – including on the route between ##Dire Dawa airport and #Harar City – may be disrupted, the office highlighted.
Having indicated that #UK Counter Terrorism Policing has information that terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Ethiopia, it advised its citizens to stay safe abroad.
Below are some of the areas the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to:.
• The four woredas (districts) (Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo, and Lare) of Nuer zone and the Jore woreda of the Agnuak zone in Gambella region
• The Nogob (previously Fik), Jarar (previously Degehabur), Shabelle (previously Gode), Korahe and Dollo (previously Warder) zones of the Ethiopian Somali Region
• within 10 km of the border with South Sudan
• within 100 km of the Ethiopian border with Somalia and Kenya in the Afder and Liben zones of Ethiopia’s Somali region
• within 10 km of the border with Sudan and the other parts of the Kenyan border, with the exception of principal roads/towns