Eritrea flag   Eritrea . be We show you Eritrea  

Map of Eritrea
Location and geography
Eritrean history
Border conflict with Ethiopia
Political structure
Eritrean anthem
Economy & currency
Health care
News, links, books and more

Asmara (Asmera)
Agordat (Akordat)
Assab (Asseb)
Dahlak islands
Dekemhare (Decemhare)
Ghinda (Ginda)
Keren (Cheren)
Massawa (Massauwa)
Mendefera (Adi Ugri)
Nakfa (Nacfa)
Semenawi Bahri (Filfil)
Tessenei (Teseney)



Ministry of Tourism - Tourism Service Center


The Tourism Service Center (Next to the Sweet Asmara Cafe in Harnet Avenue) or the Zoba Administration Offices are the appropriate desk to obtain a Travel Permit for Foreigners necessary for all foreigners traveling out of greater Asmara. Travel permits will be issued for trips. 

  • up to Hagaz (including Keren)

  • up to Gelalo (including Nefasit, Ghinda, Massawa and Dahlak)

  • up to Senafe (including Adi Keih, Segeneiti and Decemhare)

  • up to Mendefera

  • through Filfil 

Other destinations cannot be visited by tourists. For these destinations a letter of recommendation of the Eritrean Embassy is required, as well as the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism and / or PFDJ.

The charges for the permit is 20 Nakfa per destination (June 2011 prices).


 Travel Permit for foreigners (2009).


Ask for possible date and route limitations, to prevent problems at the checkpoints.  Applications are usually processed the same day if you visit the office in the morning.

The Tourism Service Center will also answer your questions on where to go, will give information about hotels and restaurants, the Eritrean Railway, as well as general information about Eritrea.


Ministry of Tourism - Tourism Service Center - Harnet Avenue Asmara.

 Ministry of Tourism - Tourism Service Center - Harnet Avenue Asmara.
next to the Sweet Asmara Caffee) Tel. +291 1 124871.


Apart from a few leaflets of tourism service providers, the Tourism Service Center does not have, nor does it sell books and video documentaries. Maps, tourist guides and books about Eritrea, as well as posters, flags, postcards, and music (video and audio) can be bought at the bookshop at the Bahti Meskerem Square.


Eritrean Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism Eritrea

The Eritrean Ministry of Tourism   -   Harnet Avenue Asmara

The Eritrean Ministry of Tourism - Warsay Street Asmara

Asmara P.O. Box 1010 Phone 00291 - 1 - 154100-154111 Fax 00291 - 1 - 154081
Massawa Phone 00291 - 1 - 552797 Fax 00291 - 1 - 552898
Keren   Phone 00291 - 1 - 401649  
Asmara Phone 00291 - 1 - 124871 (Tourism Service Center)



        | Home & index | About us | Top of page | Contact us | Guestbook |