Foreign travel advice

Eritrea

Summary

The FCO advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia. Tensions between Eritrea and Ethiopia are high. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s border with Djibouti. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all travel to Eritrea’s border with Sudan, including the town of Tesseney and areas north and west of Nakh’fa, Ak’ordat and Barentu. See Local travel

All foreign nationals must apply in advance for a travel permit to leave Asmara. This includes diplomats. The British Embassy is unlikely to be able to provide consular support outside the capital. See Travel permits and Consular assistance

The Eritrean authorities consider all British nationals holding either Eritrean or PFDJ identity documents (including out of date documents) as Eritrean nationals. The British Embassy is unable to offer consular assistance to dual nationals in Eritrea. See Dual nationals

Eight British nationals were provided with consular assistance in Eritrea in 2015.  

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

All British nationals travelling to Eritrea should register with the British Embassy in Asmara on arrival.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.