There is a medium to high risk of terrorism in Ethiopia. Al-Shabaab who are predominantly based in Somalia, have the capability to mount attacks throughout East Africa including Ethiopia. Likely targets include crowded spaces, transport hubs and public places frequented by foreign travelers. Ethiopia is considered high-risk for crime. Opportunistic criminals operate throughout the region and will target individuals who lack situational awareness. Petty crimes, including pickpocketing, theft and harassment from youth gangs are common. Gangs are particularly active in the Addis Ababa region, and crowded areas are vulnerable. Western travelers, including humanitarian aid workers, journalists and business travelers are at increased risk of kidnapping attempts. The areas considered most dangerous are located on the southern border with Kenya and Ethiopia’s Somalia region. The kidnap threat is likely to exist throughout the region, remaining vigilant is vital.
Travel by road in Ethiopia is high risk. The standard of driving in Ethiopia is poor; the majority of drivers are uninsured and unqualified. Road traffic laws are not enforced; drivers lack discipline and awareness. The roads are inadequately marked and in poor condition, especially in rural areas where visibility is reduced. Drivers are known to travel at excessive speeds where road and vehicle conditions are unsafe. Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) are frequent and are a result of inadequate driver training, poor road conditions and excessive speeding. World Health Organization (WHO) have advised Ethiopia as having one of the highest death rates in the world as a result of RTCs.
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ETS Risk Management provides secure transportation and protective security services to a wide range of clients traveling to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Our local experienced protective security team have been working with ETS for five years. We have an extensive network with a range of non-armored SUVs and trained security drivers to suit requirement. Our trusted Ethiopian team are incredibly professional and highly trained; their knowledge of security and understanding of local cultures ensures client operations are deployed securely and effectively at all times.
ETS provides travel risk management to a range of visitors and business travelers to Ethiopia, including Multi-National Organizations, Energy Corporations, VIPs and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Our services include armed support transfers to and from the airport, dedicated executive protection teams for business travel and VIP Executive Protection. Our main area of operation is in Addis Ababa where our local team are based but we have the capability to explore further regions if there is a requirement.
ETS has a comprehensive service capability within Ethiopia. We are the trusted provider of Secure transportation to a range of Fortune 10, 100 and 500, VIPs, NGOs and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) traveling in the region. Over the past five years, we have provided security solutions for our clients through a range of services. This includes the coordination, development and logistical planning of numerous VIP travel itineraries. Multiple secure airport transfers for business and executive travelers, including optional services for meetings and corporate events. Development of individual personal safety through an advanced travel security training package, designed to increase our clients’ situational awareness and travel risk management.
• Secure Ground Transportation
• Licensed Executive Protection Personnel
• Local Drivers – Amharic and English speaking
• Non-Armored Vehicles
• Unarmed protection
• Site Security Survey
• Risk Reports
• Travel Security Training