FCO Ethiopia Travel Advisory

 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has revised its website travel advisory on Ethiopia.

The FCO no longer advises against “all but essential travel to the Amhara and Oromia regions”, with the exception of the woredas (districts) of Tsegede, Mirab Armacho and Tach Armacho in North Gonder.

The revised advisory will have a positive impact on tourism, particularly in the run-up to the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, Genna, (7th January) and Timkat (Epiphany, 19th January) celebrations, which attract vast numbers of tourists from across the world, contributing up to $30 million in revenue.