Current travel advisories for Eritrea

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 5

Eritrea is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 6 million citizens and a land mass of 121,320 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.2 / 5

Eritrea shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia with (2.9) and Djibouti with (2.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/eritrea-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Eritrea due to travel restrictions, limited consular assistance, and landmines. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Eritrea, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of Asmara. Eritrean law enforcement officials routinely block access to foreign nationals in detention. The U.S. Embassy therefore may not receive notification or be allowed access to you if you are detained or arrested. There are landmines in many remote areas in Eritrea, particularly in Nakfa, AdiKeih, Arezza, the 25 mile-wide region (40 km) between the Setit and Mereb Rivers, and in areas north and west of Keren, areas near Massawa, Ghinda, Agordat, Barentu, Dekemhare, and south of Tessenae. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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German government

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/eritreasicherheit/226176

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Eritrea: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/eritrea

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/eritrea.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/eritrea.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Regions bordering Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/eritrea.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Towns of Teseney, Barentu and Assab .

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/eritrea

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel within 25 kilometres of the border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, including the town of Teseney and areas north and west of Barentu, Ak’ordat and Nakh’fa due to ongoing tensions in Eritrea’s relations with these countries, the presence of landmines and the risk of violence, including armed banditry.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
In view of the fact that ongoing tensions between Eritrea and neighbouring countries could degenerate into conflict at any moment, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Eritrea to avoid all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s land borders (Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan), with the exception of the towns of Senafe and Tessenei. Tensions remain high, and there are ongoing reports of armed groups operating in and around the border area.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all travel to certain areas.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/eritrea/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 6 million
Covering landmass
121,320 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Nakfa (ERN)
ISO 2-Letter Code
ER
Phone prefix
+291
Top Level Domain
.er
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Eritrea (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.