The UK Government has told its citizens to leave Ethiopia now.
Africa minister Vicky Ford said; “the conflict in Ethiopia is deteriorating quickly.”
“In the coming days, we may see fighting move closer to Addis Ababa, which could severely limit options for British nationals to leave Ethiopia,” she said.
“I am urging all British nationals — whatever their circumstance — to leave immediately while commercial flights are readily available and (the airport) remains open.”
Britain has been advising its citizens to leave Ethiopia since November 9 due to the worsening conflict between the government and the rebels.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice currently warns that the fighting “has potential to escalate and spread quickly and with little warning”.