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Africa > Eritrea: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 10 189

Recovered: 10 086

Deaths: 103

Current trend: Recovered

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Not required.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Eritrea’s land borders are closed but all restrictions on international flights have now been lifted. Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines, Fly Dubai and Turkish Airlines have resumed operations.

Travellers have previously been required to provide hard copy proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Eritrea, to enter or travel through the country. While this is no longer a requirement, some airlines may request this before you travel. You should check pre-flight requirements with your airline before you travel.

Tests: Not required.

Quarantine: No
Not required.

Information updated on 2023-03-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
Mask wearing is mandatory in all public spaces in Eritrea, including outdoors and in the street. Individuals not wearing a mask may face a fine of 51 Nakfa.

Most shops, businesses, restaurants and recreation facilities have re-opened following the easing of lockdown. A curfew is in place from 11pm to 4am, during which time all bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs and shops must close, and no private cars are allowed to move. Only diplomatic vehicles and taxis are allowed to move during this time.

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 10 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Closed

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Closed


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