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


Located in Eritrea, the city of Massawa has a population of 39.8K. The latest data indicates 9,792 cases of Covid-19 infection in Eritrea as of June 27, 2022 ,with 103 deaths. This represents a 178 percent increase from August 14, 2021, when 37 people died and 6,601 cases were registered, and a 635 percent increase from May 20, 2021, when 14 people were died and 3,906 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Massawa.



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 Massawa recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

39.8K residents who live in Massawa

The Massawa authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

39.8K residents who live in Massawa

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

39.8K residents who live in Massawa

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Massawa from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

39.8K residents who live in Massawa

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

39.8K residents who live in Massawa

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines are not available

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction May 20, 2021 August 14, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

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

No Changes

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

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

No Changes

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

No Changes

Restrictions on gatherings

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

People are advised not to leave the house

No Changes

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Massawa has internal movement restrictions

No Changes

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Close all borders or prohibit all travel

No Changes

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Not every case involves contact tracing

No Changes

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes

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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