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FCO travel advice for Ethiopia


Civil unrest is expected in parts of Ethiopia on Wednesday, November 20.

The UK FCO advises against all travel to:
• The four 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 10km of the border with South Sudan
• Within 100km of the Ethiopian border with Somalia and Kenya in the Afder and Liben zones of Ethiopia’s Somali region
• Within 10km of the border with Sudan and the other parts of the Kenyan border, with the exception of principal roads/towns

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
• Within 10km of the border with Eritrea, with the exception of: the main road through Axum and Adigrat; tourist sites close to the main roads (eg Debre Damo and Yeha); and open border crossings with Eritrea and the main roads to these border crossings. You should take local advice and not walk in roads or towns unaccompanied
• All other areas of the Ethiopian Somali Region, including Siti zone, Fafan zone (with the exception of the main road and railway line to Djibouti), and the areas of Liben and Afder zones more than 100km from the Somalia and Kenya borders
• The districts of Tsegede, Mirab Armacho and Tach Armacho in North Gonder zone
• The West Wollega and Qellem Wollega zones in the Oromia region, with the exception of the main Addis Ababa-Gambella road
• The rest of Gambella region, except the main Addis Ababa-Gambella road
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