Sub Saharan Africa

Eritrea Flag of Eritrea

Still current at: 11 June 2008
Updated: 29 May 2008

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Health (prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Eritrea) and General (Locate) sections. The overall level of the advice has not changed.  

(see travel advice legal disclaimer)

Travel advice for this country

Local laws and customs

Photography of government buildings and military installations is not allowed.  You should dress modestly. 
You are advised to dress modestly.  Shorts and T-shirts are likely to draw attention. 
Homosexual behaviour is illegal, although the penalties are unclear.  Discretion is advised.
For more general information for different types of travellers see Travel Advice Relevant to You.

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Eritrea, Asmara, British Embassy


British Embassy
66-68 Mariam Ghimbi Street
PO Box 5584 Asmara


(291) 1 12 01 45


(291) 1 12 01 04
(291) 1 18 80 31


Office hours:

Mon-Thur: 0500-1030 and 1130-1330
Fri: 0500-1030

Mon-Thur: 0800-1300 and 1430-1630
Fri: 0800-1330


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