Open with restrictions

Eritrea Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Eritrea.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Eritrea with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Eritrea for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Eritrea entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Eritrea by air.


Outgoing travel to EritreaTraveling from the United States to Eritrea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Eritrea.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Eritrea.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Travelers must undergo a second test during their quarantine, and with a negative result may end their quarantine.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Eritrea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Eritrea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Eritrea are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Eritrea

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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