Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Location: Asmara, Eritrea

Message:  At 8:24pm on November 27, a loud noise, possibly an explosion, was heard in Asmara, likely emanating from outside the city.  This follows a series of fainter noises heard in Asmara near midnight on November 26.  The Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Eritrea to continue to exercise caution, remain in their homes (when not at work), conduct only essential travel, and to remain situationally aware of the ongoing hostilities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local news.


U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea
During business hours: + (291) 1-120-004
After hours: + (291) 1-120-004
179 Alaa Street, Asmara, Eritrea

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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