Special Notice

February 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s land borders, with the exceptions of the towns of Senafe and Tessenei; the border crossings at Debay Sima – Burre, Serha – Zalambessa and Kesadika (Adi Kuala) – Rama, plus the main paved roads leading to those crossings.

Introduction

Summary

This former province of Ethiopia is now an independent state also bordered by Sudan and Djibouti.

Cities

Capital: Asmara

Population

3.2 million

International Country Code

ER

Language(s)

Arabic, Afar, Tigre, Kunama and Tigrinya (official). However, English and Italian are widely spoken.

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

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