We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Eritrea. The British Embassy in Asmara provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Eritrea.

We represent the British government in its relations with the Government of the State of Eritrea and support the full range of British interests and values in Eritrea.

You can access UK government services while in Eritrea

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Eritrea and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Eritrea, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

You will need to get a police report for your lost or stolen passport before coming to the embassy.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you are not due to travel in the next 24 hours and:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Other consular services

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Eritrea.

Our people

Ian Richards

Ian Richards

British Ambassador to Eritrea

Contact us

British Embassy Asmara

66-68 Mariam Ghimbi Street
Zip Code 174
PO Box 5584


Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-16.30 and Friday 9.00-12.30

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