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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Eritrea
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Eritrea
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Asmara
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Ethiopian, Sudanese, Djiboutian borders


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very High -

Inbound travel is generally not possible. Government authorities may grant exceptions to specific travellers.

No inbound entry, including for citizens and residents. Government authorities may authorise exceptions, but these are not applicable to the vast majority of travellers.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): High -

Essential businesses operational but with significant disruption.

Healthcare systems under pressure, even in LOW and MEDIUM Medical risk-rated countries, likely delaying access to non-life threatening but urgent care. Existing security concerns may be increasingly exacerbated by the socio-economic pressures of COVID-19 on the systems and/or diversion of resources. Further reduced avenues of recourse for in-country medical/security issues especially in HIGH/EXTREME rated security environments, with knock-on impacts on operational sustainability.  Highly disruptive BCP mitigation actions in effect, such as temporary suspension of all but essential activities. 

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
- All commercial flights remain suspended, with the exception of flights from Dubai (UAE), which have resumed on a weekly basis. Asmara International Airport (ASM) is operational for charter flights and humanitarian flights which receive exceptional approval from Eritrean government.
- Those arriving by charter flights have to request a special permission from the Eritrean government to enter the country.
- Land borders are closed.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Those allowed to enter must present a negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours.
- All arriving travellers are subject to a rapid antigen test on arrival at their own cost. This should be paid prior to the departure, as payment on arrival is not available.
• Exemptions
This does not apply to children aged under six and travellers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (the vaccination certificate has to be presented).
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- Eritrean citizens and residents must quarantine at home for 7 days; all other travellers must quarantine for seven days at one of Eritrea’s designated quarantine hotels at their own cost.
• Additional tests in quarantine?
This must be followed by a negative PCR test.
• Exemptions
The quarantine requirement does not apply to travellers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Travellers exempt from quarantine still have to undergo a mandatory rapid antigen test on arrival.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- All commercial flights remain suspended.
- Land borders remain closed.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
Business are allowed to operate but must be closed before 22.00 nightly.
(Until further notice)
Other
Social event remains prohibited.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Eritrea

COVID-19 information for Eritrea

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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People face little risk in the capital Asmara and coastal towns. Levels of petty and violent crime are low. People should nevertheless employ basic security precautions, particularly if conducting pedestrian journeys at night. Business travellers should stay informed of any restrictions imposed by the authorities. Most notably, all foreign nationals travelling outside Asmara require pre-arranged travel permits.

There are also security risks – including banditry and kidnapping – associated with militant and criminal groups operating along parts of the country's borders with Ethiopia and Sudan. Military raids and landmines present a considerable security risk along the disputed border with Ethiopia. Travel to the borders with Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan should be avoided. Travel permits to these areas are rarely granted.

The risks of terrorist attacks and social unrest remain low.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment, and the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Eritrea
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverEritrea has a low risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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