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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Asmara, Eritrea – updates and restrictions


Located in Eritrea, the city of Asmara has a population of 963K. The latest data indicates 9,788 cases of Covid-19 infection in Eritrea as of June 24, 2022 ,with 103 deaths. This represents a 171 percent increase from September 1, 2021, when 38 people died and 6,642 cases were registered.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Asmara.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

The authorities in Asmara recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

963K residents who live in Asmara

The Asmara authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

963K residents who live in Asmara

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction October 8, 2020 September 1, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

Schools in Asmara are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

No reduction of workplaces in significant differences compared to non-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

No Changes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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