Eritrea

ERITREA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Eritrea has won its existence after a long drawn out struggle with its neighbour, Ethiopia. Skirmishes and gun battles are still a part of day-to-day living but the recent peace pact with Ethiopia means things are getting better. Your sightseeing sojourn of the archaeological sites of Italian and Turko-Egyptian architecture in Asmara and Massawa isn’t complete without evenings by the Red Sea sipping the famous Eritrean gin. Beneath the fabric of people fighting for their existence is their warmth and hospitality that makes them one of the best hosts in the world. So take off the bulletproof vests and venture into this young country that is delighted to welcome visitors to its hard-won soil.

 

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ERITREA QUICK FACTS

Capital: Asmara

Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

Area: total: 117,600 km2

Population: 3,214 million (2011)

Religion: Christianity (Eritrean orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant), Islam

 

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ERITREA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 19 January, Timket (Feast of Epiphany)
  • 8 March, Women’s Day
  • 1 May, May Day
  • 24 May, Independence Day
  • 20 June, Martyrs’ Day
  • 1 September, Revolution Day

Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Coptic Orthodox Christian and Islamic holidays and festivals.

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ERITREA WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Hot, Dry Desert Strip Along Red Sea Coast; Cooler And Wetter In The Central Highlands (Up To 61 Cm Of Rainfall Annually, Heaviest June To September); Semiarid In Western Hills And Lowlands

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HEALTH RISKS IN ERITREA

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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