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Foreign Ministry tells Belgians in Ethiopia to leave the country

In the light of the unpredictable security situation in the country the Belgian Foreign Ministry is strongly advising Belgians not to travel to Ethiopia. In a statement issued on Sunday the Foreign Ministry also advised Belgians that are in Ethiopia to leave the country as soon as they can. The advice covers the whole of Ethiopia, including the capital Addis Abada. 

Tension has been rising in Eithopia recently and Tigre rebels have now joined forces with 8 other rebel groups. The alliance that was announced on Friday, includes the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) that has been involved in a year-long war against the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.

The Belgian Foreign Ministry also advises Belgians to steer clear of flights that transit through Addis Ababa Airport.  

Belgians in Ethiopia have been told to leave the country while commercial flights are still available. “It is possible that during the next few days it could become more and more difficult to leave Ethiopia”, the statement reads.

Belgians that for what every reason still chose to travel to Ethiopia are requested to resister with the Travelers Online website  that is available in Dutch, French and German. 

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