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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea December 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Worldwide Caution As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Asmara

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gunfire at several locations in Asmara due to protests.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more prevalent.  Streets in the downtown area may be closed, and police continue to maintain a significant presence. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Benefits Information Session Oct 25

  Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea October 17, 2017 In 2014, banks in Eritrea stopped accepting for deposit or cash U.S. Federal Benefits checks.  As a temporary solution, in May 2015, the U.S. Embassy began cashing these checks for beneficiaries.  Effective immediately, the Embassy is no longer able to provide this ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: ERITREA TRAVEL WARNING

  Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea September 28, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: ERITREA TRAVEL WARNING The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea.  The Government of Eritrea restricts the travel of all foreign nationals in the country, including U.S. diplomats.  These restrictions ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: WORLDWIDE CAUTION

Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea September 15, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: WORLDWIDE CAUTION   As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Egypt (December 27, 2016)

1.  The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups in Egypt and to consider the risks of travel to the country.  For security reasons, the U.S. Mission in Egypt prohibits diplomatic personnel from traveling to the Western Desert and the Sinai Peninsula outside the beach resort of Sharm El-Sheikh; U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: All Day and All Night Coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election at the American Center (Nov. 7, 2016)

The Place to be in Asmara on Election Day and Election Night All American Citizens are invited to follow the media coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election at the American Center, in Geza Banda. On Tuesday, November 8, the American Center will host a U.S. Election Exposition. Guests are invited to pick up free reading ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (Sept 10, 2016)

1. As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Eritrea (September 1, 2016)

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea due to the unpredictable security situation along Eritrea’s borders and restrictions imposed by local authorities on travel within the country.  All foreign nationals, including U.S. government employees, must obtain permits to travel outside of the capital Asmara.  This ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Eritrea (September 1, 2016)

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea due to the unpredictable security situation along Eritrea’s borders and restrictions imposed by local authorities on travel within the country.  All foreign nationals, including U.S. government employees, must obtain permits to travel outside of the capital Asmara.  This ...
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Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution March 4, 2016

1.  The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by ...
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Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea December 2, 2015 Town Hall Invitation

The American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy in Asmara is pleased to invite all American citizens and their immediate family members over age 16 to our Town Hall meeting. Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 3:00-5:00PM at the U.S. Embassy Use the main Embassy entrance near the Attorney General’s office; please arrive at least 20 ...
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Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution November 24, 2015

1.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting ...
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Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea November 20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea announces that the section will be closed for all services, including American Citizen Services and Non-Immigrant Visas, from December 5-11, 2015. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly. See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Eritrean National Day Advisory (May 22, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy Asmara informs U.S. citizens that over the next few days, the people of Eritrea will be celebrating their Independence Day, cumulating on Sunday, May 24th. While this time is generally festive, with a number of sponsored events and concerts, all U.S. citizens are reminded of the following: Roads leading to and within ...
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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Eritrea May 6, 2015

1.  The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea.  The Government of Eritrea continues to restrict the travel of all foreign nationals, including U.S. diplomats posted in Asmara.  Consequently, the U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee its ability to provide emergency consular assistance outside of Asmara.  In addition, ...
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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yemen Travel Warning April 6, 2015

The United States Embassy in Asmara has received a number of inquiries from U.S. Citizens regarding the situation in Yemen. Travel.State.Gov contains all the current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Cautions issued by the Department of State. Here is the latest Travel Warning from the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs regarding ...
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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens 25 January 2013

This is a Security Message for U.S. citizens in Eritrea. The U.S. Embassy has been monitoring the situation reported in the Security Message for U.S. Citizens dated January 21, 2013. At this time, the U.S. Embassy has seen no further indication of continued events that would warrant unusual concern. The U.S. Embassy is operating under normal business ...
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U.S. Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea Security Message for U.S. Citizens 22 January 2013

This is a Security Message for U.S. citizens in Eritrea.  The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of increased military presence in some sections of Asmara.  Employees of the U.S. government have been advised to limit their movements within the city, avoid large gatherings, and exercise caution.  We strongly recommend that private U.S. citizens do ...
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