Eritrea in detail

Health & insurance

Before You Go

Health Insurance

Due to the generally poor levels of healthcare in the country and the limited treatment options available, it is wise to consider health or travel insurance that includes provisions for emergency medical repatriation.

In Eritrea

Availability & Cost of Healthcare

Though healthcare services have improved greatly in Eritrea since the end of the conflict with Ethiopia, the options available are still very basic on a global scale and especially so outside of Asmara.

Tap Water

Though Unicef efforts in partnership with the national government in recent years have helped provide access to clean drinking water for a little over half of the country's population, it is recommended that travellers not drink tap water in the country and check that bottled water has not been tampered with.