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American Independence Day Celebration

American Independence day was colorfully celebrated at the U.S. Embassy compound in Asmara on Saturday evening July 4, 2015. There were more than 240 guests including Eritrean government officials, Ambassadors, and other representatives of the diplomatic community, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, airlines and other companies, and friends of the American Embassy. Deputy Chief ...
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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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Passport and Visa Delays

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. U.S. passport applications accepted ...
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