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Ethiopia - Alert level 4 and Alert level 2

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has maintained Alert Level 4 in the Tigray, Afar, Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in northern Ethiopia. Alert Level 4 is raised when there is large-scale internal conflict or full-blown external attack. Under this Alert Level, the Philippine Government undertakes mandatory evacuation procedures.

The DFA continues to advise all Filipinos not to travel to these four regions at this time due to the ongoing conflict. Filipinos who are still in these four regions are advised to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and immediately prepare for evacuation.

The DFA has lowered to Alert Level 2 in Oromia (including the cities of Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa), Somali, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region or SNNPR, Gambella, Harari and South West regions.

Alert Level 2 is issued when there are real threats to the life, security, and property of Filipinos arising from internal disturbance in or external threat to the host country. Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos in these regions are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places and prepare for evacuation if necessary.

Under Alert Level 2, the Department of Labor and Employment allows only Overseas Filipino Workers with existing contracts (balik-manggagawa) to return to these six regions. They are expected to provide the following:

  1. Valid Ethiopian residence visa and/or work permit;

  2. Valid Employment Contract;

  3. Overseas Employment Certificate;

  4. Guarantee letter from employer stating the provision of the following:

    1. Repatriation options;

    2. Medical assistance; and

    3. Health insurance.

  5. Guarantee letter from employer, as reflected in the employment contract, or addendum to the agreement, that the Filipino workers will not be deployed to areas under Alert Level 4 (Tigray, Afar, Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuz regions)

Filipinos in Ethiopia in need of assistance may contact the Philippine Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, through email (, Viber/WhatsApp [(+20) 122 746472], or Facebook (@PHinEgypt).

They may also contact the Philippine Honorary Consul in Addis Ababa by email ( or by telephone [(+251) 118 648 752]. 

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Sudan - Alert Level 2


Updated on 12 September 2022


On 07 June 2019, the Philippine Government declared Alert Level 2 for the Republic of Sudan, Alert Level 2 is defined as "Restricted Phase" and is issued if there are real threats to the lives, security and properties of Filipinos due to instability. Filipinos in countries where alert level 2 is in effect are advised to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places and prepare for relocation or evacuation.


Sudan continues to experience civil unrest and protests across the country. Communication disruptions, including internet and mobile services, can occur during protests. Most demonstrations occur in major cities like Khartoum and Omdurman, and can happen without warning. Police and other security forces may intervene to disperse demonstrators. The Philippine Embassy in Egypt there for calls on Filipinos in Sudan to restrict their movements, avoid areas where there are protests, and exercise extreme caution due to the ongoing developments.


We urge Filipinos in Sudan to register their details on the Embassy's online form, accessible through  the following link:


Other Reminders:

1. Please check the validity of your passports, and inform the Embassy if your passport is expired or expiring within the next 6 months.

2. Please monitor the Embassy's website and social media channels for advisories on the consular outreach schedule and apply for a new passport.

3. In case you have minor dependents, ensure that you have reported their birth and their passport is valid.


In case of any emergency, the Embassy urges Filipinos to contact and coordinate with the Philippine Embassy in Cairo and the Philippine Consular in Khartoum for your current circumstances and other developments.

Philippine Embassy in Cairo
WhatsApp/Mobile: (+20) 1227436472
Facebook/Messenger and Instagram: @PHinEgypt

Philippine Consulate in Khartoum
Telephone Number: +249 912399448
Consular Section: +249 123456765

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