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Eritrea TRAVEL GUIDE

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Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Asmara Eritrea
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THINKING OF DOING A QUICK TOUR TO ERITREA?

Eritrea is an East African nation, with its capital (and largest city) in Asmara. Eritrea is an ancient Greek name for the Red Sea (based on the adjective “red”). It was officially adopted in 1890, following the creation of Italian Eritrea (Colonia Eritrea).

Eritrea is a multi-ethnic state with nine officially recognized ethnic groups. The nine recognized ethnic groups have nine languages ​​in common & the most popular is Tigrinya. Other languages ​​are Tigre, Afar, Beja, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Arabic & Saho.

For any individual wishing to visit Eritrea, then Asmara is most likely to be your first port of call. Asmara is renowned as one of the most pleasurable cities in Africa.

Asmara Art Deco

In 1889 Asmara was inhabited by Italian forces set on creating an African empire and was created with numerous fantastic instances of Art Deco architecture, most of which continue to be today.

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Top tourist attractions Cities in Eritrea

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary Asmara

Asmara

Asmara is Eritrea's capital & the largest city in Eritrea. Asmera was first settled around 800 BC and had a population ranging from 100 to 1000. The city was established around the year 13th century AD

One of the old buildings Massawa

Massawa

Massawa is a port town located in Eritrea's Northern Red Sea region. Massawa was once the capital city of Eritrea's Italian Colonial Colony Eritrea until the colonial administration was relocated to Asmara in 1897.

Keren City Center

Keren

Keren is the second largest city in Eritrea located north of Asmara. 1941, during the Battle of Keren The British forced out the Italians and assumed the administration of the country.

Mendefera city Eritrea

Mendefera

Mendefera is an old town in the D'mt kingdom founded in the 5th century BCE and then grew into a significant city in the Aksumite civilization. This ancient town is now the capital city of the Southern Region of Eritrea

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Travel Permits

Travel Permits is required for all foreign nationals who wish to leave the Asmara region. Travel permits are sought on the spot in Eritrea. The issuing of such a travel permit is handled by Adulis Travel. To obtain a travel permit, you will need to present a photocopy of your passport details and visa pages.

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GET AN ERITREA VISA

Eritrean embassies are situated in major cities around the world. If you reside in a nation with an Eritrean Embassy, you need to submit a request for a visa through the local embassy. Adulis Travel can help arrange all the required papers to submit the visa application. Contact your local Eritrean Embassy for more details. If you are not in a country with an Eritrean Embassy, Adulis Travel can help you obtain the visa upon your arrival at Asmara airport.

Family Visa

Family Visa Requirement and fee

Business Visa

Business Visa Requirement and fee

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Requirement and fee

Family Visa

Family Visa Requirement and fee

Business Visa

Business Visa Requirement and fee

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Requirement and fee

ATTRACTION SITES

Best tourist attractions sites in Eritrea

Fiat Tagliero Building in Asmara

Fiat Tagliero Building

The Fiat Tagliero Building (Asmara, Eritrea) is a service station. It was designed by the Italian engineer Giuseppe Pettazzi in 1938.

Qohaito archaeological site

QOHAITO ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Qohaito is an important ancient Eritrean city. It was a pre-Aksumite settlement that prospered in the Aksumite age.

Coral in the Red Sea

The Dahlak Archipelago

The Dahlak Archipelago consists of more than 300 islands. It is located in the Red Sea, close to Massawa, Eritrea.

Eritrea Steam locomotive trains 1

Old Railway Station

The Eritrean Railway, which connected Massawa to Asmara, was built during the Italian Eritrea colony from 1887-to 1932.

The tank graveyard of Asmara

Tank Graveyard

A "tank cemetery" is located inAsmara, Eritrea's capital. It contains thousands of military tanks stacked on top of each other, remnants from a three-decade-long conflict with Ethiopia.

 

camel market keren eritrea

Camel Market

Keren Camel Market - Every Monday morning, sellers and buyers from Keren as well as the surrounding villages come together in a small yard to bargain over livestock.

The ancient port city of Adulis 1

Adulis Archaeological Site

Adulis is an archeological site situated in the northern portion of the Red Sea. Primarily used as a port of high importance in the antiquity period.

Massawa Former Palace

Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace was built in 1872 for Werner Munzinger (a Swiss adventurer). It was used as a winter residence by Emperor Haile Selassie. demolished in 1990 by the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. 

The best Eritrea hotels

WHERE TO STAY IN ERITREA

In Asmara, The Crystal Hotel seems to be the most sought-after Hotel for travelers. The two other well-known options comprise Asmara Palace Hotel and The Sunshine Hotel.

In Keren, Sarina Hotel, A good hotel with spacious rooms and an outdoor balcony.

In Massawa Dhalak Hotel is a vast Hotel with an excellent restaurant and a fantastic location. It is easily the most sought-after Hotel located in Massawa. The hotels in all of them provided free Wi-Fi, but the speed was terrible. The hotels all offered a restaurant, bars as well as money change.

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Frequently asked questions

Check out the most commonly asked questions to help you find answers to all your questions about our guided tours. 

If you have any further questions which aren’t answered here, please send us email to [email protected] or give us a call on ( + 291 ) 7 628 882

Absolutely, however, only if you are not in a nation with an Eritrean Embassy can assist you in getting a visa upon arrival. We can arrange for an advance visa to be picked up upon your arrival at Asmara airport.

It’s a good idea to start applying for a visa well in advance.

All visas have a validity period of three months starting from the date of issue. Your arrival date must be within three month of the date you received your visa. Your visa is usually valid for one calendar month after you arrive in Eritrea. However your visa can be extended or renewed by visiting Immigration Asmara.

Eritrea is Undoubtedly the safest country in Africa. Ironically this can be a very chilled-out and tourist-friendly destination, full of kindhearted folks, huge diversity, along with also heaps of special what todo.

This country offers reefs, beaches, archipelagos, civilization, religion, archaeology, and pure splendor.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced that part-flight from and to Asmara will resume mid April.

The program will provide weekly flights between Asmara – Addis Ababa and Asmara – Dubai. It also includes strict preventive measures such as prior PCR testing and Rapid Antigen Testing upon arrival at Airport.

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Food in Eritrea

Italian food is the most common food: spaghetti and pizza are served in all restaurants. If you want to try more authentic local dishes Injera, Zigni and Tibsi were the three most common local dishes.

Injera: focaccia with a unique, slightly spongy texture. Traditionally, it is made with teff flour. the national dish in Eritrea and neighboring Ethiopia.

Zigni: spicy stew made from lamb or mutton.  Tibsi: sautéed meat, onions, and berbere served with sauce.

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