U.S. Embassy Asmara: Health Alert 

Date: June 23, 2021 Location:  Eritrea   Event:  The number of COVID-19 cases reported by the Eritrean government has risen significantly in recent weeks.  Please visit our  COVID Information Page  for up-to-date information about local social distancing guidelines and current COVID conditions in Eritrea.   The U.S Embassy urges those in country to adhere to  local guidelines , follow  CDC recommendations , and avoid …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Asmara

Location:  Asmara Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

January 15, 2020 Location:  Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three …

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Health Alert: Eritrea, Government Re-Issues COVID-19 Guidelines

Location:  Eritrea  Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Eritrea and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our  COVID Information Page .  Following a recent increase in COVID-positive cases in Asmara among persons without a history of recent travel …

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Health Alert – Reissued COVID-19 Guidelines

December 29, 2020 Health Alert – Reissued COVID-19 Guidelines Location:  Eritrea  Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Eritrea and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information Page .  Following a recent increase in COVID-positive cases in …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea Message:  At about 10:13pm on November 28 there were six explosions in Asmara.  The Embassy again advises all U.S. Citizens in Eritrea to continue to exercise caution, remain in their homes (when not at work), conduct only essential travel, and to remain situationally aware of the ongoing conflict in the Tigray …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Asmara, Eritrea Message:  At 8:24pm on November 27, a loud noise, possibly an explosion, was heard in Asmara, likely emanating from outside the city.  This follows a series of fainter noises heard in Asmara near midnight on November 26.  The Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Eritrea to continue to exercise caution, remain in their homes …

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Security Alert (Follow-Up) – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Asmara, Eritrea Message:  The Embassy has updated information that stay at home orders were not issued by Eritrean government officials.  The Embassy is unaware of any curfews being imposed in Asmara.  The Embassy continues to advise U.S. citizens in Eritrea to remain vigilant and situationally aware of the ongoing conflict in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Asmara, Eritrea Event: The Embassy received reports today that neighborhood wardens in some areas of Asmara, at the instruction of Eritrean government officials, have advised residents to remain indoors this evening.  All U.S. Citizens in Asmara are advised to continue to exercise caution, remain in their homes, and conduct only essential travel until further notice. Actions to Take: Monitor …

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Alert: U.S. Citizens in Asmara

At about 7:50PM local time, a series of loud noises were heard in Asmara.  Unconfirmed reports indicate they may have been explosive devices believed to be in the vicinity of the Asmara International Airport.  There are no indications the airport was struck.  All U.S. Citizens in Asmara are advised to exercise caution, remain in their …

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Alert: Reports of military activity and gunfire in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

On November 4, we received reports of military activity and gunfire in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.  Please use caution when traveling near the Tigray portion of the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, monitor local media for breaking events, and check  https://et.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/  for the latest information on this situation. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea +291-112-004  ConsularAsmara@state.gov   https://er.usembassy.gov/ State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or …

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Schedule a U.S. Citizen Services appointment for Routine Services, Voting Assistance and Departure Flight Registration

Resumption of U.S. Citizen Services by Appointment Only Starting Monday, November 2, the U.S. Embassy will resume providing services to U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents on an appointment-only basis.  Please note, following the resumption of normal services non-emergency walk-in appointments will not be allowed, and all visitors will be required to wear a mask. …

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Health Alert – August 20, 2020

Restrictions are in place throughout the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Government offices have suspended many routine services. Some non-essential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at 8 p.m. Public transportation has stopped services until further notice and most private cars are banned from the road. Visit the Eritrean government website ( shabait.com ) …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Health Alert, June 17, 2020 The Eritrean Ministry of Health has confirmed 121 cases of COVID-19, of which 39 have recovered and 70 continue to receive treatment. Restrictions are in place throughout the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Government offices have suspended many routine services. Non-essential businesses are closed; essential businesses close at …

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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 Guidelines from the High Level Task Force on COVID-19  . The government of Eritrea has implemented measures to limit the spread of …

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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 Ministry of Health: Public Announcement No.6 . The government of Eritrea has implemented measures to limit the spread …

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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 – 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 …

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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

Last updated:   7/06/2021 *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding …

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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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