Eritrea (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Test not required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 21 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Closed

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 09.11.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
3. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 5 days.


Detailed Tourist Information

Restrictions on international travel remain largely unchanged. Land and sea borders remain closed; cargo and freight are subject to enhanced screening measures. International commercial flights are operating at reduced levels.

All permitted passengers arriving at Asmara International Airport (ASM) must provide a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival.

Incoming travelers are also subject to a rapid COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival in Eritrea.

Additionally, non-vaccinated travelers must self-quarantine for five days and take a second COVID-19 test before leaving isolation.

Individuals seeking to depart Eritrea must possess a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Lockdown Details

Most shops and business have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. Cinemas and night-clubs remain closed.

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