Current travel advisories for Eritrea

Last Update: Wednesday, 28. September 2022 at 08:20

Please reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 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 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Eritrea shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia with (3.6) and Djibouti with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: 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 (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

US American government

Quelle: 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. Country Summary: 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 country information page for additional information on travel to Eritrea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Eritrea has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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German government

Quelle: 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

Quelle: 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).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ER

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Gränsen mellan Etiopien och Eritrea är stängd och det lönar sig inte att röra sig i närheten av gränszonerna - undvik alla resor till gränszonerna. Områdena vid gränszonerna till Djibouti och Sudan är också otrygga, likaså staden Tesseney och områdena norr och väster om Nakh'fa, Ak'ordat och Barentu och man ska undvika onödiga resor dit. Det finns risk för terrorism.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eritrea

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
In response to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, the Eritrean Government has called for a mobilisation of its armed forces. Additional security measures may be introduced at short notice in Asmara and across the country. If you're in Eritrea, you should remain vigilant at this time.We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea overall due to the high risk of instability and violence. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to 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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Eritrea.

Is Eritrea safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Eritrea. The risk index is at 3.2 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Eritrea?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Eritrea.

What countries does Eritrea share land borders with?

Eritrea shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia with (3.6) and Djibouti with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!