Eritrea international travel guide in 2024

Eritrea international travel guide in 2024

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Eritrea travel details 🇪🇷
Eritrea has a population of 5M with main currency as Eritrean Nakfa. The languages spoken are Tigrinya. Eritrea travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Internet speed in Eritrea is on average 1.1 Mbps.

Eritrea travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel
We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea. Since the conflict in northern Ethiopia, additional security measures may be introduced at short notice in Asmara and across the country (see 'Safety'). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea overall due to the risk of violent crime and potential conflict with neighbouring countries. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : Jan 10, 2024

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Eritrea essential details


Eritrea uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type L.


The languages that are typically spoken are Tigrinya

Money in Eritrea


Eritrea uses the Eritrean nakfa (symbol: Nfk), code ERN.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 nakfas. Nakfa is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 nakfa and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

Internet in Eritrea


Internet speed in Eritrea is on average 1.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Eritrea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.


To call Eritrea, dial +, then 291 (the country code for Eritrea), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Eritrea, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 8 .

Driving in Eritrea


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Eritrea visa advice

If you're considering exploring Eritrea beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Eritrea transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Eritrea, understanding Eritrea Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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