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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

The FCO advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s land borders, with the exceptions of: the towns of Senafe and Tessenei; the border crossings at Debay Sima – Burre, Serha – Zalambessa and Kesadika (Adi Kuala) – Rama, plus the main paved roads leading to those crossings (as displayed on the map). See Local travel

All foreign nationals, including diplomats, must apply in advance for a travel permit to leave the Asmara region. See Travel permits and Consular assistance

The Eritrean authorities consider all British nationals holding either Eritrean or PFDJ identity documents (including out of date documents) as Eritrean nationals.

Five British nationals were provided with consular assistance in Eritrea in 2017. Consular support is severely limited in parts of Eritrea. Constraints on travel within Eritrea means the British Embassy in Asmara is unable to offer consular assistance to British nationals outside the greater Asmara area. The British Embassy is unable to offer consular assistance to dual nationals in Eritrea. See Dual nationals.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Eritrea, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Eritrea
Currency: Eritrean Nakfa (ERN)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
ERN
Dialling Code: 291
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 107,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Tigrinya (de facto official language) 60%


Capital City(s):
Asmara
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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