Eritrea - General Info
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Nafka of 100 cents.
There are no ATMs. The best currency to carry is US dollars and, maybe, euros.
The unofficial exchange rate is usually twice that offered at the bank. Use a money changer discreetly as is illegal, although widely known about.
International dialing code for Eritrea is +291.
European GSM900 and GSM1800 phones do not function in Eritrea. In this case, GSM1900 or Nextel phones do not provide coverage as well. One of the solutions offered by Telecom Rentcenter is the rental of Thuraya satellite phones. KPN and Vodafone subscribers can keep using their own GSM phone number in Eritrea by putting their SIM card in a Thuraya satellite phone. It is important to note that Thuraya phones do only function when used in open air.
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
Red Sea Pilot
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
1st edition 1995 - 2nd Revised edition (August 2002)
Cruising the Sudanese and Eritrea Coast
The NZ crew of Tuatara were here in 2010 and have some interesting info. on their website.
November 2013: Security and formalities checked.
January 2013: All Eritrea links checked.
January 2013: Security section updated following report from cruiser Jacques Royer of SY Miss Cat.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
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