Empty highway road in a desert with a mountain in the distance


Time Difference: EST + 7 hours   Current Time and Date in Eritrea
Currency: Currency Converter  – Eritrean Nakfa (ERN)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Eritrea 
US Embassy in Eritrea: eritrea.usembassy.gov

Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is the Italian form of the Greek name Ἐρυθραίᾱ (Erythraíā ), meaning “red [land]”.  With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The nation has a total area of approximately 45,406 sq mi, and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands.

Health: CDC Eritrea
What to Pack
Weather: Eritrea Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 291

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)

Diplomatic Missions

The Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the United Nations
Eritrea’s representation at the UN.
Embassy of Eritrea in Washington D.C.
Embassy of Eritrea to the U.S.
Embassy of Eritrea, Stockholm
Embassy of Eritrea to Sweden.
Embassy of the State of Eritrea, New Delhi
Embassy of Eritrea to India.


Average daily high temperature of 60°F and low of 30°F 
Language: English is widely spoken

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