Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location:  Eritrea Event: The Eritrean High Level Task Force on COVID-19 has confirmed eighteen cases of COVID-19. On April 1, the Eritrean High Level Task Force on COVID-19 released new guidelines regarding fighting COVID-19 in Eritrea.  The language of this announcement is available on the Eritrean government website shabait.com ( http://www.shabait.com/news/local-news/30407-guidelines-from-the-high-level-task-force-on-covid-19 ). The government of Eritrea has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  All citizens are required to stay at home except for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Eritrea Event: The Eritrean Ministry of Health has confirmed fifteen cases of COVID-19. On March 30, the Eritrean Ministry of Health released a new Public Announcement regarding COVID-19 in Eritrea.  The language of this announcement is available on the Eritrean government website shabait.com ( http://shabait.com/news/local-news/30394-ministry-of-health-public-announcement-no6 ). The government of Eritrea has implemented measures to limit the …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, March 27, 2020 Location:  Eritrea Event: The Eritrean Ministry of Health has six confirmed cases of COVID-19. On March 26, the Eritrean Ministry of Health released a fifth Public Announcement regarding COVID-19 in Eritrea.  The language of this announcement is available on the website shabait.com ( http://shabait.com/news/local-news/30367-ministry-of-health-public-announcement-no-5 ). The government of …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea, March 25, 2020 Location:  Asmara Event: The Eritrean Ministry of Health has confirmed one case of COVID-19 at the airport. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location:  Asmara Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 11, the Eritrean Ministry of Health released a Public Announcement regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Eritrea.  The language of …

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Routine Message – U.S. Embassy Asmara

Location: Eritrea  Event: Limited Consular Service Due to an unexpected short-term staffing gap, the U.S. Embassy in Asmara will have limited ability to provide routine U.S. citizen services.  U.S. citizens in need of emergency services should contact the embassy for assistance. Assistance: U.S. Embassy, Asmara +291-1-12-0004 ConsularAsmara@state.gov https://er.usembassy.gov/ https://www.facebook.com/usembassyasmara/app/266224890138398/ State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 …

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COVID-19 Information

The Eritrean Ministry of Health has six confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Eritrean authorities have taken several steps to limit the spread of the disease within Eritrea.  The airport is closed to commercial passenger flights until at least April 8.  On March 27, the government closed schools and public transportation .  Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara (January 8, 2020) Location: Eritrea Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a …

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Town Hall Meeting

​​ The U.S. Embassy in Asmara is pleased to invite all American citizens  who are over the age of  18 to a   Town Hall Meeting   Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1:45 PM at the U.S. Embassy   (Use main Embassy entrance near Attorney General’s office; Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to …

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Consular Information Session

Consular Information Session for American Citizens: Applying for CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), Explanation on how to prepare your Physical Presence   TUESDAY, April 2 2:00-4:00PM At the American Center Everything you need to know about applying for CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) Applications and detailed steps will be available   You do …

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Register to Vote in U.S. Elections

​ ​ Register to Vote in U.S. Elections    American citizens outside the U.S. are eligible to vote in all elections. We have voter registration cards, brochures and can mail the registration cards to the U.S. on your behalf. Please bring it to U.S. Embassy Asmara before October 15, 2018. American citizens can also register …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 8, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings …

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