Eritrea Practical Information


A valid passport and visa are required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Eritrea.

Some travellers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the representation of Eritrea closest to your place of residence.


No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.
However, it is highly recommended to travel with a local driver.

Jet lag
Eritrea Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Eritrea is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT).


Eritrea uses the Eritrean Nakfa (ERN).
1 Euro (€) = 17.68 ERN
1 Dollar (USD) = 15.00 ERN

There are offices or banks where travellers can exchange money. In large cities, it is also possible to withdraw money from banks with international Visa credit cards.


230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.
More info here.


The Eritrean state now has three official languages which are also working languages: Tigrigna, Arabic and English.

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