INFO

FLIGHTS:
  • Egypt Air: Daily
  • Eritren Air Lines: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Fly Dubai: Daily
  • Sudan Air Ways: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Turkish Air Lines: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • HEALTH: Special precautions
  • Diphtheria    Yes
  • Hepatitis A    Yes
  • Malaria A     Yes
  • Rabies A     Sometimes
  • Tetanus A     Yes
  • Typhoid A     Yes
  • Yellow Fever A   No

  • * A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers arriving within six days from infected areas.

    MONEY: Currency information
    Nakfa (ERN) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of ERN 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of ERN 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1. Credit Cards are only accepted in major hotels and airlines ATM and Travelers’ Cheques are not used in Eritrea The import and the export of all convertible currencies is allowed, however sums that exceed the value of US$10000 need to be declared. Currency exchange: US Dollar bills are the most convenient form of exchange. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the Commercial Bank of Eritrea in Asmara and authorized private currency exchange offices. It is strongly inadvisable to change money on the black market. You might be approached by a few daring people, but to change money outside a bank or authorized dealership is not legal and you do so entirely at your own risk.
    SAFETY/SECURITY:
    As is proven by Interpol and many visiting tourists, Eritrea still remains one of the World most peaceful, secure and welcoming destinations.
    WEATHER: Best time to visit:
    There is no time of year that is particularly unsuitable for visiting Eritrea. The country can be divided into three major zones: the central highlands, the coastal region, and the western lowlands. Each has a different climatic pattern. In the highlands, the hottest month is usually May with highs around 30°C (86°F). Winter is between December and February with low temperature at night that can be near freezing and dramatic temperature differences between day and night. Asmara itself enjoys a pleasant climate all year round. There are two rainy seasons: the short rains in March and April and the main rains from late June to the beginning of September. These are unlikely to hinder travel or general enjoyment of the highlands. On the coast, the months from June to September are extremely hot with daily temperatures ranging from 40°C (100°F) to 50°C (122°F) (and hotter in Dankalia). In winter the daily temperature ranges from 21°C (70°F) to 35°C (95°F). This is a good time to visit, when it is not insufferably hot and skies are invariably clear. It is always warm enough to swim, even in the winter months of February to April, which can be cloudy. The rainy season on the coast north of Dankalia falls in the winter months; in Dankalia itself, rain is extremely rare. In the western lowlands, the high temperatures are comparable to those on the coast in the hottest months of April until June. December is the coldest month with temperatures falling as low as 15°C (59°F). The rainy seasons are the same as for the highlands. Geography: Eritrea is a land of extraordinary physical diversity. It is one of the few countries where visitors can truly experience ‘four seasons in a day’ while three seasons can be experienced in just 2 hours on Asmara – Massawa Road. To the northeast of Asmara lies the SemienawiBahri, or ‘Green Belt’ region of Eritrea commonly known as Filfil and contains the last remnants of Eritrea’s once abundant tropical forest, home to an impressive array of birds and mammals. It is hard to imagine such dense forest exists in this region of Africa. The forest thrives on the vast, moist escarpment that links the highland plateau with the burning lowland plains. Required clothing: If you are in the highlands during winter it is advisable to bring at least one set of warm clothes. Otherwise shirts and a couple of pairs of trousers are enough: lightweight cotton for walking, and for wearing in the evening. Eritreans dress modestly and you should do the same. A sun hat and a good pair of sunglasses are essential on the coast and in the western lowlands. Good walking shoes or boots are essential if you are travelling anywhere other than the major cities. Trainers, flip flops or sandals are all useful, depending on the purpose of your stay.
    HOLIDAYS:
  • Jan 1: New Year Day
  • Jan 7: Orthodox Christmas Day
  • Jan 19: Orthodox Epiphany
  • Feb 10: Fenkil Day
  • Mar 8: International Women’s Day
  • May 1: Labour Day/Orthodox Easter
  • May 24: Independence Day
  • Jun 20: Martyrs’ Day
  • Jul 7: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • Sep 1: Revolution Day
  • Sep 11: Geez New Year
  • Sep 13: Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
  • Sep 27: Meskel (Finding of the Holly Cross)
  • Dec 12: Mulad al Nabi (Birth of The Prophet Muhammad)
  • Dec 25: Christmas
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted.

    EMBASSIS OF ERITREA IN:

    AUSTRALIA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Melbourne 26 Drummon
    Street Carlton Vil 3056
    Tel: 00613-96543992
    Fax: 00613-96543995
    eritrean.consulate@gmail.com
    BELGIUM
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Avenue Wovendael 15-17
    1180 Brussels
    Tel: 0032-2-3744735 /3744434 /3744500
    Fax: 0032-2-3720730
    emba.eri.brussels@skynet.be
    BAHRAIN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Manama No. 426 Road 3208
    PO Box 54017
    Tel: 00973-17721817
    Fax: 0027-12-3331077
    CANADA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    75 Albert Street,
    Ottawa, Ontario, Klp5E7
    Tel: 001-613-2343989
    Fax: 001-613-2346213
    embassyeritrea@rogers.com
    DJIBOUTI
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    PO Box 1944
    Tel: 00253-354961
    Fax: 00253-250212
    CHINA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    2-10-1 Ta Yuan Office Building 14
    South Liang Mahe Road
    Beijing 100600
    P.R. China
    Tel: 0086-10-65326534
    Fax: 0086-10-65326532
    DUBAI
    Consulate General of the State of Eritrea
    AL Maidan Tower, Plot No. P318
    2nd Floor room 203
    Deira Riggah Al Buteen
    DUBAI, U.A.E
    PO Box 42411
    Tel: 00971-4-2220323
    Fax: 00971-4-2220565
    EGYPT
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    06 El Fallah Street
    Mohandessine
    Cairo Egypt
    Tel: 0020-23-3033503
    Fax: 0020-23-3030516
    FRANKFURT, GERMANY
    Consulate General of the State of Eritrea
    Lyoner St 34
    60528 Frankfurt am Main
    Tel: 0049-69-436496
    Fax: 0049-69-438748
    FRANCE
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    1, rue de Staël
    75015 Paris
    Tel: 0033-1-45682954
    Fax: 0033-1-43060751
    SUDAN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Riyadh District
    P.O. Box 11618
    Khartoum, Sudan
    Tel: (+249) 183-521 000
    Fax: (+249) 183-521 001
    erenainsudan@yahoo.com
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Zayed First Street, Villa No. 7
    Madinat Zayed Area
    P.O. Box 2597
    Abu Dhabi
    Tel: 00971-2-6331838
    Fax: 00971-2-6346451

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    NETHERLANDS
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Nassauplein 13
    2585 EB 'S-Gravenhage
    Tel: (+31) 70-427 6812
    Fax: (+31) 70-427 7236
    eritrea@xs4all.nl
    NIGERIA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Plot 1510 Yedseram street, off IBB way
    Maitama
    Abuja Nigeria
    Tel: (+234) 813 985 6889
    Fax: (+234) 9-413-6085
    eriemba_nigeria@yahoo.com
    QATAR
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Al-Hilal Area, D. Ring Road
    PO Box 4309
    Doha, Qatar
    Tel: (+974) 4466 7934
    Fax: (+974) 4466 4139
    eriembqa@yahoo.com
    RUSSIA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Koroviy Val Street, 7, Office 31-32
    Moscow; Russia
    Tel: (+7) 499 238-30-25
    Fax: 001-613-2346213
    erembassy@yandex.ru
    SOUTH AFRICA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    1281 Cobham Road
    PO Box 11371
    Queenswood, 0186
    Pretoria,South Africa
    Tel: (+27) 12 333 1302
    Fax: (+27) 12 333 2330
    eremb@lantic.co.za
    SWEDEN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Stjärnvägen 2 B, 4th Box 1164
    181 23 Lidingö
    Sweden
    Tel: (+46) 8 441 71 70
    Fax: (+46) 8 446 73 40
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    1708 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20009
    United States
    PO Box 42411
    Tel: (+1) 202 319 199
    Fax:(+1) 202 319 1304
    embassyeritrea@embassyeritrea.org
    www.embassyeritrea.org
    YEMEN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Western Safia Algeria Street Building No. 68
    Sana'a; Yemen
    Tel: (+967)1 214 088
    Fax: (+967) 1 209 422
    MELBOURNE
    Consulate General of the State of Eritrea
    Suite, 8 Level 4, High Point Shopping Center
    120-200 Rosamond Road
    Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
    Australia
    Tel: (+61) 3 9318 3300
    Fax: (+61) 3 9318 1303
    eritrean.consulate@gmail.com
    www.ericon.org.au
    MILAN
    Consulate General of the State of Eritrea
    Via Temperanza, 4/6
    20127 Milano
    Italy
    Tel: (+39) 02 261 7519
    Fax: (+39) 02 282 4834
    JUBA SOUTH SUDAN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Cemetry Road, Malakia
    Juba; South Sudan
    Tel: (+211) 955 279 330
    Fax: (+211) 956 043 791
    eriembajuba@yahoo.com
    SWITZERLAND
    Consulate General of the State of Eritrea
    Rue de Vermont 9
    Case postale 85
    1211 Genève 20
    Switzerland
    Tel: (+41) 22 740 49 40
    Fax: (+41) 22 740 49 49
    eritrean.embassy@bluewin.ch

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    GERMANY
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Strangerstr 18
    10439 Berlin
    Tel: 0049-30-4467460
    Fax: 0049-30-44674621
    embassyeritrea@t-online.de
    www.botschaft-eritrea.de
    ITALY
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Via Boncompagni, 16/b
    00187 Roma, Italy
    Tel: 0039-06-42741293
    Fax: 0039-06-42086806
    segreteria@embassyoferitrea.it
    INDIA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    C-7/9 Vasant Vihar
    New Delhi – 110057
    Tel: 0091-11-26146336/ 0398
    Fax: 0091-11-26146337
    eriindia@yahoo.co.in
    www.eritreaembindia.com
    ISRAEL
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    3, Nirim Street, 2nd floor
    Tel Aviv 6706038
    Israel
    Tel: 00972-3-6120039
    Fax: 00972-3-5750133
    eritrea@bezeqint.net
    SAIDI ARABIA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Ummal Hammam Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Road
    P. O. Box 94002
    Riyadh 11693
    Saudi Arabia
    Tel: (+966) (11) 480 1726 - (+966) (11) 480 1545
    Fax: 00966-2-6762235
    eritreaconjeddah@yahoo.com
    JEDDAH, SAIDI ARABIA
    Eritrean Consulate General in Jeddah
    Al Amir Fahd Street (Alsitteen)
    P.O. Box 770
    Jeddah 21421
    Saudi Arabia
    Tel: (+966) 12 674 0592
    Fax: (+966) 12 676 2235
    eritreaconjeddah@yahoo.com
    KENYA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    New Rehema House, 2nd Floor
    Westlands
    P.O. Box 38651
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: (+254) (20) 444 3163
    Fax: (+254) (20) 4443 165
    eritreanembassy@yahoo.com
    KUWAIT
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Jabriya Block 09 St 21
    House No. 09
    Kuwait
    PO Box 53061
    Tel: (+965)-531 7427
    Fax: (+965) 663 1304
    LIBYA
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Ohat Elemad
    Tripoli, Libya
    PO Box 9127
    Tel: (+218) 21 715 2348
    Fax: (+218) 21 484 1830
    JAPAN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    Shiroganedai ST Building, Room 401
    4-7-4, Shiroganedai, Minato-ku
    Tokyo 108-0071
    Japan
    Tel: (+81) (3) 5791 1815
    Fax: (+81) (3) 5791 1816
    info@eritreaembassy-japan.org
    www.eritreaembassy-japan.org
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    96 White Lion Street
    London N1 9PF
    United Kingdom
    Tel: (+44) 20 7713 0096
    Fax:(+44) 20 7713 0161
    eriemba@eriembauk.com
    www.eritreanembassy.org.uk
    PAKISTAN
    Embassy of the State of Eritrea
    H-28, St. 33, Sector F-8/1
    Islamabad, PC-46000
    Pakistan
    Tel: (+92) 51 281 6131
    Fax: (+92) 51 281 6133
    eritrea@comsats.net.pk
    *Visas for Eritrea take between at least 30 working days to process.

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