Eritrea

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.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 14.55 ERN and 1 USD is worth 15 ERN.

Eritrean
Banknotes

1ናቕፋ5ናቕፋ10ናቕፋ20ናቕፋ50ናቕፋ100ናቕፋ

Eritrean
Coins

151025501ናቕፋ

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 Wise.com, 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).

Food & Hotels

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?

Zigini with injera, Gored gored, raw meat are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Eritrea. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Eritrea below.

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.

Weather

Today the sun in Asmara, rises at 6:12 AM and sets at 6:16 PM. The climate of Asmara may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29RainLow: 14.9°C (58.82°F)High: 22.2°C (71.96°F)
FridaySep 30OvercastLow: 15.7°C (60.26°F)High: 21.5°C (70.7°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 14.3°C (57.74°F)High: 21.9°C (71.42°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 14.4°C (57.92°F)High: 22°C (71.6°F)
MondayOct 3OvercastLow: 14.9°C (58.82°F)High: 21.3°C (70.34°F)
TuesdayOct 4OvercastLow: 14.3°C (57.74°F)High: 21.7°C (71.06°F)

Weather data for Asmara (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

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.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 37.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

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

Emergency phones in Eritrea

113 Police
116 Ambulance
116 Fire police

Sources

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.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Eritrea?

Currently, citizens of 3 countries can enter Eritrea without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Eritrea.

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