Armed conflicts which occurred in the northern region have been escalating and spreading to other parts of the country. The security situation in the country has turned volatile. A state of emergency was declared by the authority on 2 November 2021.
Residents are advised to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there are advised to attend to personal safety. Residents in Ethiopia who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline using network data via the Immigration Department Mobile Application, send message to 1868 WhatsApp assistance hotline or submit the Online Assistance Request Form, or contact the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia at consular protection hotline: (00251) 911686415.