In October 2021, a total of 14,227 movements were observed across four of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). It should be noted that data collection at Humera and Galafi Flow Monitoring Points in Tigray and Afar regions respectively did not take place due to security and access constraints, thus affecting the total number of movements for the month. This represents a 34.2% decrease in daily average movements in comparison with September 2021 when an average of 697 movements per day were observed.
Despite the decrease in movements this month, outgoing movements during October have continued to be higher than ever (87.9%) than incoming movements (12.1%). The proportion of outgoing versus incoming movements has continued to climb even above the proportions observed prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. A total of 12,505 outgoing movements were observed of which 4,353 (34.8%) were heading towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2,702 (21.6%) were going to Kenya, 1,154 (9.2%) were travelling towards South Africa, 1,150 (9.2%) to Djibouti, 633 (5.1%) intended to reach the United Arab Emirates, and 439 (3.5%) headed to Qatar.