Travel Advice

Nov 14, 2020

On 13 November 2020, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updated its travel advice to advise against all travel to the Tigray region, which reads in part as follows: “The FCDO advise against all travel to the whole of Tigray regional state and within 30km of its borders with Amhara and Afar regional states. The Ethiopian Federal Government have declared a State of Emergency in Tigray Regional State, following military clashes in Tigray and northern Amhara. In addition to enabling the Federal Government to take military action, the State of Emergency allows for a curfew, restrictions on movement and transport, the banning of weapons and the imposition of stop and search powers. You should exercise extreme caution in Tigray, stay indoors and comply with the instructions of the authorities. Domestic and international land borders may be closed. Flights to Mekele, Shire and Axum have been suspended. You should contact your airline for more information. Mobile networks and internet connections are not operating in Tigray. You should monitor local media for further information.

“There may be restrictions on travel between towns and cities in Tigray Regional State. Follow the advice of the local authorities.”

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