Eritrea travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Eritrea with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Eritrea.

Eritrea travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Eritrea with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Eritrea - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Currency Eritrean Nakfa
Electricity C + L plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

✝ = requirements for UK travellers.

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Eritrea weather

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Eritrea travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Eritrea from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Eritrea.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Eritrea travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Eritrea with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Eritrea, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Eritrea covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Eritrea with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Eritrea FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Eritrea including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Eritrea due to Covid-19?

Eritrea is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Eritrea.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Eritrea?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Eritrea. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Eritrea and the UK?

The time difference between Eritrea and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Eritrea?

The main languages spoken in Eritrea are Tigrinya, Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Eritrea?

The currency in Eritrea is the Eritrean Nakfa (ERN).

Which plugs are used in Eritrea?

Eritrea uses electrical plug type C + L (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Eritrea?

They drive on the right side of the road in Eritrea.

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Do you need a visa for Eritrea?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Eritrea.

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