The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has released the following information stating that no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola have been found in Ethiopia! We have been glued to the news hoping all of our children and staff stay safe and we know many of you have reach out to us very concerned about this as well. We hope that the Ebola virus will be contained very soon and that no will have to suffer any longer!
U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Update – Information and Resources
October 14, 2014
The U.S. Embassy would like to provide an update to our August 12, 2014 Information Message for U.S. Citizens regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Ethiopia continues to have no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola.
The Embassy is aware of erroneous media reporting regarding suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in Ethiopia. Ethiopian government officials have also recently dismissed such rumors. U.S. Embassy officials, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), continue to maintain a close working relationship with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute in both preparation and prevention of EVD.
The U.S. Embassy would like to again point U.S. Citizens traveling or residing in Ethiopia to consult online resources to best educate themselves about EVD. Visit both the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for this specific information via the links below:
CDC Ebola Website – http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
CDC Ebola Fact Sheet – http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/index.html
CDC Digital Media Toolkit – http://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/2014/dpk-ebola-outbreak.html
World Health Organization (WHO) – http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/
Additional information from the U.S. Department of State, including an Ebola Fact Sheet for Travelers, can be found at:
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.
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.
The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014. The Consular Section of the Embassy may be reached by telephone: +251-111-306000 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +251-111-306911 or 011-130-6000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.