A U.S. Department of State travel alert reversal for Americans traveling in Ethiopia just hours before the fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 is raising eyebrows. The update reversed a warning to Americans from traveling into or out of Addis Abba Bole airport on Sunday, March 10.
The original U.S. State Department safety alert, issued on Friday read:
“U.S. Government travelers have been advised not to arrive or depart Bole International Airport on Sunday, March 10, and U.S. Embassy personnel are also temporarily prohibited from traveling to Oromia.”
The update issued just hours before the fatal crash gave an “all clear” for travel to and from the airport.
“U.S. Government travelers may arrive or depart from Bole International Airport on Sunday, March 10.”