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Eritrea Visa

Type of Eritrea Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 15 to 20 days
  • Validity: Up to 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,200/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Eritrea for leisure purpose, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 15 to 20 days
  • Validity: Up to 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Service Fee: INR INR 9,200/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Eritrea for the purpose of business, participation in exhibitions, commercial events

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Documents required for Eritrea Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Eritrea Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 3 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Eritrea Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need visa for Eritrea from India?

    Indian citizen holders of ordinary passport need Visa to enter Eritrea. All applications for Tourist Visa and Business Visa to travel to Eritrea must be submitted to the Embassy of Eritrea in India. Personal presence of the applicant is mandatory for biometric process and interview.

  • add How can I apply for an Eritrea visa online?

      It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for an Eritrea visa online through Akbar Travels.
    • Choose your preferred type of Mexico visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online & submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • We verify and prepare your visa application for submission
    • You visit the Embassy of Eritrea on the appointment day for document submission
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add What are the different types of Eritrea Visas?

    • Tourist Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to enter Eritrea for tourism, leisure, visit or business.
    • Transit Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to transit through Eritrea within a period of three to four days.

  • add Do I have to apply in person for the Eritrea Visa?

    • Yes, Applicant need to visit the Embassy of Eritrea in New Delhi personally.
    • Applications by mail will not be accepted nor are travel agents authorized to submit applications on behalf of the applicant.
  • add How early can I apply for an Eritrea visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for an Eritrea visa is two months before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted 25 days, prior to travelling.One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Equatorial Guinea once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add What is the validity of an Eritrea visa for Indians?

    This visa is valid for up to 90 days. Visas can be extended on request. However the final decision lies with the Immigration officials in Eritrea.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get an Eritrea visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 25 working days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for an Eritrea visa application?

      To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:
    • why are you visiting Eritrea
    • how long you intend to stay in Eritrea
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Eritrea
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Eritrea
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Eritrea
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Eritrea
  • add How do I receive my Eritrea visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add Is it possible to obtain a visa on arrival?

    No. Indians travelling to Eritrea must obtain a visa before their arrival in the country. Visa on arrival service is not available for Indian nationals.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Eritrea once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    Yes. As per the Eritrea Visa requirements, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. The certificate of the same is required to be attached along with other documents when applying for the visa.

  • add How long is my vaccination certificate valid for?

    A certificate for yellow fever vaccination has a validity lasting up to 10 years. It must be counted 10 days post the date of vaccination.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    No. You are not required to visit theEritrea Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What if my Eritrea visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to an Eritrea visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on an Eritrea tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on an Eritrea tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get an Eritrea Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Eritrea visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Eritrea Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Eritrea Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Eritrea Embassy or Consulate near you.


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Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Eritrea visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Eritrea visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Eritrea Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Eritrea visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Eritrea Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Eritrea

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Eritrea Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Eritrea Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Eritrea ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Eritrea
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Eritrea Travel guide

Eritrea is a country in Eastern Africa bordering Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the Red Sea. Eritrea has a strategic location along the world's busiest shipping lanes. The country is bisected by mountain ranges, formed by the processes that formed the Great Rift Valley, with fertile lands to the west descending to desert in the east. The government type is a presidential system; the chief of state and head of government is the president. Eritrea has a command economy in which the central government, controlled by a single political party, directs the economy regarding the production and distribution of goods. Eritrea is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. Read more

  • Eritrea’s gross domestic product growth was estimated at around 9% in the 2011-12 period, up from an estimated 2.2% in 2010. The growth was mainly stimulated by the mining sector, the coming on stream of the Bisha mine in 2011 and the historically high gold price prevailing at that time were key drivers. Growth prospects are potentially favourable in the medium term, reflecting the potential of additional mineral resources, especially copper, with favourable international base metal prices.
  • Despite recent growth, Eritrea remains one of the least developed countries in the world. Anecdotal evidence indicates that poverty is still widespread in the country where 65% of the population lives in rural areas and 80% depend on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, impacting negatively on human development, which is evident in human-development statistics. In 2012, Eritrea’s Human Development Index at 0.351, was below the average of 0.466 for countries in the Low Human Development group and below the 0.475 average for countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Rain-fed agriculture is the predominant economic activity employing more than two thirds of the population.
  • Best time to visit Eritrea

  • The best times to visit Eritrea for ideal weather is February 26th to September 30th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Average temperatures in Eritrea vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 87th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Eritrea, the hottest months are March, February, and then June. The busiest month for tourism in Eritrea is January, followed by November and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Eritrea in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month. Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 69°F (20.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is non-existent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
  • Time Difference's and Language Barrier:

    Eritrea has the 73rd most time zones in the world. India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Eritrea. The Eritrea people speaks English averagely and nothing much more than that.
  • Transportation:

    Eritrea is a small country and there are no passenger services between major settlements. All foreign tourists have to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Tourism in Eritrea to travel outside Asmara. These are usually issued within 24 hours.
  • The main roads are generally in very good condition. Making road travel in standard-drive vehicles between cities relatively comfortable and swift. Minor roads are often unsealed and can be less comfortable, but they are generally well maintained. 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended on all non-main roads and tracks. Travelling on minor roads or off-road in the rainy season is inadvisable as heavy downpours can cause flooding, making tracks impassable and extremely dangerous. You can book cars through the all major travel agents and local hire companies. Although Eritreans love bicycle racing, there are no hire bikes in Eritrea. Towns and cities, including the centre of Asmara, are small enough to walk around comfortably.
  • What to see in Eritrea?

  • Asmara: There are two sides to this capital city. The first things you’ll notice are the lovely walking neighbourhoods, street cafes with delicious Italian coffee, dozens of pastry shops, and a slow pace about town. In short, you’ll feel like you’ve just arrived at a small village somewhere in Italy. But the flip side of this beauty includes some harsh economic conditions like power cuts, deserted streets, and slow business. Despite the two extremes, Asmara is one of the most congenial cities that you’re likely to visit in Africa. You’ll also find the most concentrated collection of Modernist architecture in the world. Most of the historic area has remained untouched since its conception in the 1930’s when Mussolini During the federation with Ethiopia, it was used as a winter palace by Emperor Haile Selassie, whose heraldic lions still decorate the gates and by whose name the building is still commonly referred to.had his eye on Ethiopia. Combine the history, architecture, friendly locals, and eight months of sunshine each year, and you’ll come to love Asmara easily.
  • The Imperial Palace:

    Overlooking the harbour just north of the gates of the Dahlak Hotel is the Imperial Palace, the original iteration of which was built by the Turkish Osdemir Pasha in the 16th century. The present building dates from 1872, when it was built for the Swiss adventurer Werner Munzinger.

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Eritrea Facts and Figures

Northeast Africa
Major cities :
Massawa, Keren, Assab, Mendefera
National Day:
May 24th
Time zone
IST (+) 2.50 hours Read more
117,598 km²
44.7 lakhs (2011)
Eritrean nakfa (ERN)
Main Airlines:
Eritrean Airlines
International Airports :
El Asmara International Airport (ASM)
Best time to visit:
Asmara International Airport (ASM)
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