Ethiopia is a generally stable country open to visitors. However, extremist groups from neighboring countries are a threat to American interests and citizens.
Exercise caution near Ethiopian borders.
Be extra vigilant when near the borders with Somalia and Eritrea. Civilians are a target in Ethiopia’s Somalian state, which is why travel is restricted to this area.
Be mindful of your surroundings.
Avoid visiting areas with protesters. It may also be a good idea to travel during the daytime and with a guide or in a group.
Safeguard valuables including passports.