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 Asmara among persons without a history of recent travel outside of Eritrea, on December 22 and December 26, the Eritrean government reiterated COVID guidelines originally published in April.  The December 26 announcement further clarified the December 22nd guidelines.  The U.S Embassy urges those in country to adhere to the Eritrean government’s guidelines, to follow CDC recommendations, and to avoid unnecessary social gatherings.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local news and the Eritrean government’s website for updates


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