Current travel advisories for Eritrea

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.2 / 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: 3.9 / 5

Eritrea shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.1), Djibouti with (3.8) and Ethiopia with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 3,754 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 12 reported deaths associated with the disease in Eritrea.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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:
There have been reports of explosions in Asmara as a result of rockets launched from the ongoing military conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Further attacks are possible. Exercise extreme caution and stay away from airports, and government and military sites. Avoid moving around at night and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Eritrea due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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:
Do not travel to Eritrea due to COVID-19, travel restrictions, limited consular assistance, and landmines. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Eritrea, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. Commercial transportation to/from Eritrea is not available or only sporadically available. It may be difficult to enter or leave Eritrea and travelers should expect delays entering Eritrea and/or returning to the United States. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Eritrea. 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.

Danger level: 5

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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 (Reisewarnung und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

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?

There are some travel advisories for Eritrea. With a risk index of 4.2 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

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 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.1), Djibouti with (3.8) and Ethiopia with (3.8 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!