Nakfa (nfa)

Tigrinya, Arabic, numerous tribal languages

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea's land borders, (except the towns of Senafe and Tessenei, and the border crossings with Ethiopia at Debay Sima – Burre, Serha – Zalambessa and Kesadika (Adi Kuala) – Rama, plus the main paved roads leading to those crossings). Click here for more information.


Telephone in Asmara

Eritrea Telecom Building

It's possible to make international calls from here. Purchase a calling card from the cashier, and proceed to the bank of telephones to follow the on-screen instructions.

Post in Asmara

Main Post Office

Located just north of the western end of Harnet Ave. Entrance is from 178-6 St, rather than the more intuitive public square on the back side.

Embassy in Asmara

Italian Embassy

Look for Villa Milloni on BDHO Ave, from which the consular entrance is up the small side street to the left.

Internet in Asmara

Erena Internet Cafe

There's wi-fi (always) and computers (when the city's power is working) in this second-floor internet cafe.