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Suspension of Routine Visa Services

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates, including Embassy Asmara. Services to U.S. citizens continue to be available. Embassy Asmara has suspended all routine immigrant and non immigrant visa services.  We will continue to provide ...
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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

The Eritrean Ministry of Health has six confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Eritrean authorities have taken several steps to limit the spread of the disease within Eritrea.  The airport is closed to commercial passenger flights until at least April 8.  On March 27, the government closed schools and public transportation .  Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned.  ...
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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Eritrea

Executive Summary The law and unimplemented constitution prohibit religiously motivated discrimination and provide for freedom of thought, conscience, and belief as well as the freedom to practice any religion.  The government recognizes four officially registered religious groups:  the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Sunni Islam, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea.  Unregistered ...
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