Monday, June 2, 2014

US warns of possible terror attack in Ethiopia-Read The Full MESSAGE


The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa  would like to remind U.S. citizens living or traveling in Ethiopia to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to enhance personal security.   The Embassy continues to receive credible threat reports of Al-Shabaab's intent and capability to attack Ethiopia and western interests in Ethiopia.  In recent weeks, there have been several incursions along the Ethiopian-Somali border.  While there is no known specific information regarding the timing or location of an attack, we would like to remind U.S. citizens to be especially vigilant in areas where large numbers of U.S. and western citizens congregate, including restaurants, hotels, bars, places of worship, supermarkets, and shopping malls.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Ethiopia enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.


 Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings &, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for  Ethiopia. For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.
http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov