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How To Travel To Eritrea

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By plane

Eritrea is served by two international airports: Asmara International Airport in Asmara, and Massawa International Airport in Massawa, on the coast. There is a US$20/€15 airport charge that must be paid at the time of departure.

Egyptair flies two to three times a week from Cairo to Asmara.
Yemenia Air flies from Sanaa twice a week.
Eritrean Airlines flies from Cairo, Dubai, Khartoum, and Lahore three times a week, whereas Qatar flies three times a week from Doha.
Nasair flies to Nairobi, Bamako, Khartoum, Juba, Entebbe, and Ndjamena from Cairo, Dubai, Jeddah, Nairobi, Bamako, Khartoum, Juba, Entebbe, and Ndjamena.

By train

There is a Vintage Tourist line that connects Asmara and Massawa, but there is no international railway link to Eritrea at this time.

By car

You may drive into Eritrea from Sudan (Kassala border crossing) if you have a valid certificate of ownership for the car you’re driving (no rentals), all of your passports and visas (including your passengers’), and a customs declaration (if necessary). Visas should be obtained in your home country before traveling to Sudan (unless you are a Sudanese national). The roads on the border are in bad shape, so you’ll need a 4WD. The first gas station in Eritrea is at Tessenei, roughly 40 kilometers from the Sudanese border. Diesel is easier to get by than gasoline.

By bus

Sudanese pickup cabs travel daily from Kassala in Sudan to the Eritrean border (approximately a half-hour drive), while Eritrean taxis run about an hour from the Eritrean border to Tessenei (about 45 kilometers from the Sudanese border).

Border crossings may take hours due to bureaucracy, so leave early in the morning or early afternoon from Kassala in Sudan, since it is not allowed to enter Eritrea after dark (border posts are closed).

By boat

Assab (Aseb), Massawa (Mits’iwa), Assab (Aseb), Assab (Aseb), Assab (Aseb), Assab (Aseb The routes Massawa – Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are served by Sadaka Shipping Lines and Eritrean Shipping Lines. They primarily serve Muslim pilgrims, since it is very difficult for non-pilgrims to enter or traverse Saudi Arabia. If you’re sailing or cruising in aboard a private boat, you may apply for a special permission to refuel, purchase supplies, and make repairs when you arrive at the ports of Massawa and Assab. For further information, contact your nation’s foreign ministry and the Eritrean mission in/accredited to your place of origin.

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History of Eritrea

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