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 the announcement is available on here. This Eritrean government announcement urges potential travelers to postpone travel to Eritrea.

The government of Eritrea has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit for possible updates.

CDC has issued a Global Level 2 Travel Notice.

U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to Eritrea except for essential travel.

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