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Timeline and information

On March 3, the government of Eritrea announced they will quarantine travelers for 14 days coming from countries which are heavily affected by the coronavirus, such as Iran, France, China, and South Korea. This mandatory quarantine period has to be fulfilled in a local hospital.

After reporting cases of Covid19-infections on March 24, the country stepped up measures and announced a complete ban on all commercial passenger flights to and from Eritrea as of March 25. This ban has been imposed for a period of two weeks until further review.

On March 27, a complete nationwide lockdown of the country began in an attempt to stop the spreading of the coronavirus in the country. So far, five cases of infections have been reported by authorities. Eritrean authorities suspended all public transport and forbid the travel between towns and cities.

This lockdown also means the closure of all schools and universities. Social gatherings of more than 10 people have been banned.

Disclaimer: We are publishing information verified by multiple local news organizations and press releases and/or conferences by governments. We will always verify and try to double-check all restrictions. Information and rules are changing rapidly and could be already outdated by the time you read this. Check always with your own government before intending to go abroad. All information published on this page is how it would affect travelers and tourism in Eritrea. Please support us by contacting us when things have changed.

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Flag of Eritrea Eritrea

Capital Asmara
Time In Capital
Population 5,8 million (2018)

Current Restriction Level: Extreme

Last validated on March 27, 2020:

27 March: Eritrea announced a complete stop on all commercial passenger traffic coming in or out of the country. Also, traveling between towns and cities is no longer allowed and public gatherings with 10 or more people have been banned.


Confirmed Cases


Reported Deaths
Latest update April 05, 2020 [Source]

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We increased the level of restrictions of Eritrea from Unknown to Moderate [..]

March 24, 2020

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