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Eritrea-Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2020

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Eritrea is a highly centralized, authoritarian regime under the control of President Isaias Afwerki. A constitution, although drafted in 1997, was never implemented. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, headed by the president, is the sole political party. There have been no national-level elections since an independence referendum in 1993.Police are ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea 

(4 December 2021)  Location: Eritrea, countrywide Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Eritrea Event: Security Alert In light of the recent security developments in Ethiopia, the Embassy reminds all citizens to exercise caution while moving about the country, especially in areas near the Eritrean-Ethiopian border.  Practice good personal security practices, report anything suspicious to local police, and follow any safety instructions issued by Eritrean authorities. There ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Worldwide: Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to ...
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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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