Egypt urges expats in Ethiopia to exercise caution after nationwide state of emergency declaration

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Nov 2021

The Egyptian embassy in Addis Ababa called on Egyptian expats to excercise their “utmost” caution after the imposition of a state of emergency across the East African country.

File Photo: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry Headquarters in Cairo. Reuters

In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian embassy urged all expats to adhere to all measures and instructions issued by the Ethiopian authorities and keeping all movement to a minimum while ensuring that they are always carrying their personal identification documents.

The embassy also advised against going to large gatherings and remote areas.

Egyptian expats were also advised to reach out to the embassy in the event of an emergency via its number (+251944342108).

On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s cabinet declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency after Tigrayan rebels seized two crucial towns in an apparent push towards the capital in a new flare-up of the year-long war between the Ethiopian government and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which dominates much of Ethiopia’s Tigray province.

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