Capital Asmara

Population 5,352,000

Area 117,600 km2

Key facts

Eritrea is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 3 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan) that Eritrea shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Tigrinya, Arabic and English.

The national currency in Eritrea is Eritrean nakfa (ERN). The nafka (ናቕፋ) is subdivided into 100 cent.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Eritrea. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type L is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type L 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Eritrea?

There are no Mariott hotels in Eritrea.

There are no Hilton hotels in Eritrea.

There are no IHG hotels in Eritrea.

There are no Best Western hotels in Eritrea.

There are no Radisson hotels in Eritrea.

There are no Accor hotels in Eritrea.

What fast food chains are present in Eritrea?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Eritrea.

The KFC chain does not operate in Eritrea.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Eritrea.

The Subway chain does not operate in Eritrea.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Eritrea.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Eritrea.


What is the weather like in Asmara?

Today the sun in Asmara, rises at 5:54 AM and sets at 6:56 PM. The climate of Asmara may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18Rain showersLow: 18.2°C (64.76°F)High: 24.5°C (76.1°F)
WednesdayJun 19ThunderstormLow: 17°C (62.6°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)
ThursdayJun 20ThunderstormLow: 17.8°C (64.04°F)High: 24.1°C (75.38°F)
FridayJun 21ThunderstormLow: 18.3°C (64.94°F)High: 24.1°C (75.38°F)
SaturdayJun 22Rain showersLow: 17.5°C (63.5°F)High: 23.5°C (74.3°F)
SundayJun 23Rain showersLow: 17.5°C (63.5°F)High: 23.8°C (74.84°F)

Weather data for Asmara (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Eritrea.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Eritrea.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Eritrea traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 37.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Eritrea

113 Police
116 Ambulance
116 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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