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Eritrea travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no entry Open for foreigners: no entry Open for tourism: no entry Quarantine: no entry
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Published on 12.04.2022, :

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Open for travel from Eritrea
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Some airports are closed or restrictions for operations of airports has been imposed
Asmara International Airport (ASM) is closed.

Flight Restrictions
Published on 09.11.2021

1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers younger
than 6 years.

2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.

3. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 days.

Asmara (ASM) is closed.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.
All travellers without exception, and vaccinated or not, must show hard copy proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Eritrea, to enter or travel through the country as a visitor.
Upon arrival in Eritrea, you need to take a rapid lateral flow test

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: in general, no

Generally not recommended for travellers going to the following states: Anseba, Debub, Gash Barka, Mae
Kel and Semenawi Keih Bahri.

Not recommended for all other areas not listed above, including the islands of the Dahlak Archipelagos.

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due to P. falciparum (65%) and P. vivax (35%) exists throughout the year in the entire country
below 2200 m. There is no risk in Asmara.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Eritrea Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: It is currently not possible to travel to Eritrea as a tourist due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    All travellers without exception, and vaccinated or not, must show hard copy proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Eritrea, to enter or travel through the country as a visitor.
    Upon arrival in Eritrea, you need to take a rapid lateral flow test. This costs $30 and is usually included in your air ticket, although some passengers have been asked to pay at check-in or on arrival in Eritrea. You can only pay in dollar cash in Eritrea. You may be required to show a receipt of payment for the test at check-in. You may also be asked to show hard-copy proof of your vaccination status. You should check with your airline for more information.
    Children and young people: Depending on their age, children and young people aged below 18 may be required to take a PCR test before entry to Eritrea, and a rapid lateral flow test upon arrival. You should check with your airline for further information on requirements.
    Exemptions: There are no exemptions to the requirement for COVID-19 testing for people travelling to Eritrea.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eritrea: An internal travel ban has been lifted. Check-points are in place between main towns. Public transport (buses and taxis) are operating normally. Private vehicles are allowed on the roads.
    All foreign nationals, including diplomats, must apply in advance for a travel permit to leave the Asmara region.
    A curfew remains in place from 11pm to 4am, during which time all bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs and shops must close, and no private cars are allowed to move. Only diplomatic vehicles and taxis are allowed to move during this time.
    Wearing masks in public places, including on the streets, is mandatory.
    Accommodation: Hotels are open.
    Public places and services: Mask wearing is mandatory in all public spaces in Eritrea, including outdoors and in the street. Individuals not wearing a mask may face a fine of 51 Nakfa.
    Most shops, businesses, restaurants and recreation facilities have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. A curfew is in place from 11pm to 4am, during which time all bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs and shops must close, and no private cars are allowed to move. Only diplomatic vehicles and taxis are allowed to move during this time.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    12.04.2022
  • Eritrea Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies
    resident in Asmara. Notification of these sometimes comes at short notice.
    All incoming passengers are reminded the following:
    • Self-isolation or quarantine is now reduced to 7 days, from 14-day, for those coming with a negative PCR test certificate.
    • All incoming passengers must have a PCR negative test certificate issued within the last 72-hours.
    • All incoming passengers will be tested after the self-isolation period and must be cleared before exiting the place of self-isolation

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eritrea: An internal travel ban has been lifted. Check-points are in place between main towns. Public transport (buses and taxis) are operating normally. Private vehicles are allowed on the roads.
    All foreign nationals, including diplomats, must apply in advance for a travel permit to leave the Asmara region check with your consular.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open
    *Public places and services: Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Cinemas and night-clubs remain closed.

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    11.06.2021
  • Eritrea Latest News: Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in Asmara. Notification of these sometimes comes at short notice.
    All incoming passengers are reminded the following:
    • Self-isolation or quarantine is now reduced to 7 days, from 14-day, for those coming with a negative PCR test certificate.
    • All incoming passengers must have a PCR negative test certificate issued within the last 72-hours
    • All incoming passengers will be tested after the self-isolation period and must be cleared before exiting the place of self-isolation

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eritrea: An internal travel ban is in place. Only authorised persons are able to move out of the city, town or village where they are resident. Check-points are in place to enforce this. No public transport (buses and taxis) are operating.
    *Accommodation: Most hotels are closed, except for those that are continuing to accommodate people from before the imposition of the travel ban.
    *Public places and services: Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Public gatherings, including places of worship remain banned. Restaurants and bars remain closed.

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    02.03.2021
  • Eritrea Latest News: Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in Asmara. Notification of these sometimes comes at short notice.
    *Entry to Eritrea: All borders are officially closed.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eritrea: An internal travel ban is in place. Only authorised persons are able to move out of the city, town or village where they are resident. Check-points are in place to enforce this. No public transport (buses and taxis) are operating.
    *Accommodation: Most hotels are closed, except for those that are continuing to accommodate people from before the imposition of the travel ban.
    *Public places and services: Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Public gatherings, including places of worship remain banned. Restaurants and bars remain closed.

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    01.02.2021
  • Eritrea Latest News: Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.

    International Restrictions:
    Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in Asmara. Notification of these sometimes comes at short notice.
    *Entry to Eritrea: All borders are officially closed.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Eritrea: An internal travel ban is in place. Only authorised persons are able to move out of the city, town or village where they are resident. Check-points are in place to enforce this. No public transport (buses and taxis) are operating.
    *Accommodation: Most hotels are closed, except for those that are continuing to accommodate people from before the imposition of the travel ban.
    *Public places and services: Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Public gatherings, including places of worship remain banned. Restaurants and bars remain closed.

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    18.11.2020
  • Eritrea Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.

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    International restrictions:

    Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice. There are occasional charter flights organised by Embassies resident in Asmara. Notification of these sometimes comes at short notice.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A lockdown across Eritrea is in place. Travel is banned unless for the movement of essential goods or authorized persons. You can go out to buy essential food items and medicines, but this needs to be in your local area by foot.
    A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. Schools and universities are closed until further notice. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than ten people have been banned. Non-essential domestic movement remains proscribed. All citizens are required to stay at home except for grocery shopping and emergency medical care. Only two members of a household can go out to buy essential groceries at any given time during the day; the same applies for emergency medical purposes. Government services are no longer providing routine services. Nonessential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at 20.00. Those working in essential services will be issued permits by their companies. All other individuals will not be allowed to use their private vehicles during this time. Public transportation has stopped services until further notice and private cars are banned from the road. The government has announced it will impose “punitive measures” against citizens and institutions that violate these guidelines. Visit the Eritrean government website for updated information.

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    07.09.2020
  • Eritrea Eritrea has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travelers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Eritrea’s land borders are closed and international and domestic flights are suspended until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A lockdown across Eritrea is in place. Travel is banned unless for the movement of essential goods or authorized persons. You can go out to buy essential food items and medicines, but this needs to be in your local area by foot.
    A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice. Schools and universities are closed until further notice. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than ten people have been banned. Non-essential domestic movement remains proscribed. All citizens are required to stay at home except for grocery shopping and emergency medical care. Only two members of a household can go out to buy essential groceries at any given time during the day; the same applies for emergency medical purposes. Government services are no longer providing routine services. Nonessential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at 20.00. Those working in essential services will be issued permits by their companies. All other individuals will not be allowed to use their private vehicles during this time. Public transportation has stopped services until further notice and private cars are banned from the road. The government has announced it will impose “punitive measures” against citizens and institutions that violate these guidelines. Visit the Eritrean government website (shabait.com) for updated information.

    Read more
    02.07.2020
  • Eritrea

    International restrictions:

    Asmara International Airport is closed indefinitely. Land borders are also closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide lockdown is in place until further notice.
    Schools and universities are closed until further notice.
    Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than ten people have been banned.
    Non-essential domestic movement remains proscribed.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept, COVID Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Information/
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