Violent crime is rare in Ethiopia. However, it is important to remain alert and cautious while travelling. Petty theft is possible in larger cities. Travellers may be targeted by beggars and it is personal discretion whether or not to give something. Most Ethiopians discourage giving money because it causes negative impacts on local communities. It is additionally recommended not to give anything to children.

Please be sure to always check with your government’s up-to-date travel information and advisories.

Current Ethiopia travel information can be found here:

UK Goverment Ethiopia Travel Information

USA Government Ethiopia Travel Information

German Government Ethiopia Travel Information