Belgium improved its Ethiopia travel advice

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Belgium recently improved its Ethiopia travel advice.

While it was advising against all unnecessary travelling in the country in the wake of unrests in the country, the website of the Foreign Ministry has now modified its travel advice from warning to caution when travelling in Ethiopia.

Last week, the German Foreign Ministry also lifted its warning for German tourists planning to visit the main touristic areas of Ethiopia. According to the German Ministry, cities such as Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Dire Dawa, Arba Minch can now be visited safely. Travelling there “is currently possible without any problem”, the website further states.

As a result of the unrest that occurred recently in some parts of the country, countries, including Belgium and Germany, had issued travel warnings for visitors.

These countries are now cancelling the warnings since the Ethiopian government has managed to restore peace and bring back business as usual.

Ethiopia declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency early October following unrests that occurred in some areas of the country.

Two weeks ago, Ethiopia lifted the directive which required diplomats to inform the Command post if they wanted to travel beyond a 40-kilometer radius out of Addis Ababa.


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