Eritrea Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Eritrea, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Eritrea, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Eritrea’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A beautiful oasis in the desert of Eritrea



As a former Italian colony, Eritrea is a great travel experience. Its landscapes are rich in contrasts, which make it a unique country. With low steep plains of rivers and valleys to the West, marvellous coast bathed by the Red Sea to the East and islands of outstanding beauty, this country offers everything you can expect from a nature-centred destination. Nicknamed Little Rome, the capital Asmara is an open-air museum. It is home to many remains of Italian architecture. Continue your journey to Massawa to admire the most beautiful landscapes of the country. Further on you will find scenes of vast salt and volcanic plains dotted with wildlife such as zebras and gazelles. To relax in the sun, head to Shumma and Nora or the beautiful beach of Gergussum.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Eritrea

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Meningitis Contaminated water/food

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Eritrea

Medication Additional Information
Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine Recommended anti-malaria medication


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Medical Care in Eritrea

Eritrea has a chaotic health care system, which fails to guarantee even the most basic care to the entire population. Shortage of drugs is often a problem in Eritrea. The Orota Referral Hospital, built in collaboration with China, offers a satisfactory level of care with new facilities and equipment. Most centres in Eritrea do not accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay in cash.

You can dial 291 (1) 202 914, 291 (1) 202 917 or 291 (1) 202 606 for medical assistance. However, it is advisable to call a private ambulance in case of an emergency, as ambulance services prove very unreliable.

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Is Eritrea Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism High risk
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Avoid travelling at night;
Secondary roads are unpaved
Public transportation Buses are overcrowded;
Taxis mostly follow predetermined itineraries
Landmines Risk present;
Caution required in remote areas
Telecommunication Unreliable;
Limited to few hours
Border with Djibouti/Ethiopia/Sudan AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Asmara Stable;
Avoid walking alone after sunset
Health Chikungunya warning

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Eritrea?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Eritrea. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Eritrea information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Eritrea (ASMARA)
Street Address:
Abeneh Street 745, House No. 152/154, Tiravolo, Asmara, Eritrea

Tel.: 291 (1) 18 18 55 / 291 (1) 18 64 90
Fax: 291 (1) 18 64 88


Canadian Consulate to Sudan (KHARTOUM)
Street Address:
29 Africa Road, Block 56, Khartoum 1, Sudan

Tel.: 249 156 550 500
Fax: 249 156 550 501


Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Sudan.

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