Still current at: 22 May 2016, Updated:7 April 2016
Safety and security section (Sea travel) – updated information and advice about piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia. Tensions between Eritrea and Ethiopia are high. See Local travel
The FCO advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s border with Djibouti. See Local travel
The FCO advise against all travel to Eritrea’s border with Sudan, including the town of Tesseney and areas north and west of Nakh’fa, Ak’ordat and Barentu. See Local travel
All foreign nationals must apply in advance for a travel permit to leave Asmara. This includes diplomats. The British Embassy is unlikely to be able to provide consular support outside the capital. See Travel permits andConsular assistance
The Eritrean authorities consider all British nationals holding either Eritrean or PFDJ identity documents (including out of date documents) as Eritrean nationals. The British Embassy is unable to offer consular assistance to dual nationals in Eritrea. See Dual nationals
Eight British nationals were provided with consular assistance in Eritrea in 2015.
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
All British nationals travelling to Eritrea should register with the British Embassy in Asmara on arrival.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.