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Congratulations and Welcome to Eritrea!

You are embarking on a journey to a country often described as “the Alps of Africa”.

Country Profile

Worldwide Movers Africa, Eritrea provides a high quality and reliable household relocations service in Eritrea. We offer full destination services in Asmara and Masawa. A few months lead time is required for an export move, to enable us to import packing materials that meet our quality standards.

Eritrea, once a liberal country, now exists under a secretive regime that discourages overseas investment and spends heavily on its military. According to Amnesty International military conscription is mandatory and indefinite. The expatriate and foreign business population has dwindled and there is little in the way of overseas moving.

Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year war. Bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, it occupies a strategic area in the Horn of Africa but remains one of the most secretive states in the world. Tensions with Ethiopia remain high across a closed and heavily fortified border.

Eritrea has become a gold producer, with mining expected to become an important source of revenue and growth.

  • Population: 5.6 million
  • Area: 117,400 sq km (45,300 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic, English
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy (men): 63 years
  • Life expectancy (women): 67 years
  • Currency: Nakfa

Most minority groups speak their own languages but are fluent or familiar with one of the two national languages. There are six Tgrinna newspapers, one in Arabic and one weekly English newspaper. The English paper is called the ‘Eritrean Profile’ and is the mouthpiece of the regime.

Our professionally trained team provide Eritrea with the highest quality customs clearance and delivery services. We have many years of international household relocation experience, a network of fifteen branches across Africa and merited membership in the leading overseas moving associations. We are the gold-standard relocation company in Eritrea.

Country Info

Customs Regulations

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you the prevailing local import regulations as well as tips about moving to Eritrea.


Telecommunications are much improved across the country and the acquisition of a cell phone is easy and fast. Installation of land lines and internet connection is slower but in the meantime there are plenty of other wifi connections in hotels and other public places.

Accommodation and Schools

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you details of some real-estate companies as well as the list of schools that could be suitable for your children.

Moving Pets

Many relocations to and from Africa include pets, dogs in particular. We move your pets safely and comfortably. We ensure that direct flights are used whenever possible and that the transit time is kept to a bare minimum. In most cases we construct the transit containers to IATA the specifications but you may use your own if it conforms. We encourage you to use the transit container well before the move so your pet can feel completely at home in it. Delivery of your pet to your new home is looked after by professionals, all of whom are members of the necessary international trade associations. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to comply with veterinary and quarantine requirements.

  • Pets are relocated safely and comfortably
  • Our personal touch ensures that the relocation is made as smooth as possible
  • Pets travel in IATA-approved travel containers
  • All airline and customs documentation is seen to, as is compliance with veterinary and quarantine requirements

Orientation Services

It’s not easy finding your way around in a new city if you don’t have the resources of a resident friend to show you the ropes. The aim of our City Orientation Tour is to show you where to find what you need and make your initial settling-in period a little easier. As well, you can use your own car if you like (or ours) to get you accustomed to driving in local city traffic.

The tour includes: favored expat residential areas, shopping centers, the central business district, schools, hospitals, embassies, specialty shops such as delicatessens, hardware stores, furnishing stores, liquor stores, opticians, major hotels, restaurants, entertainment spots, and points of cultural interest. In addition you will be shown sports and social clubs as well as spots to acquire a reliable vehicle. A Worldwide Movers Africa representative will collect you from your hotel or office where we will generate an orientation tour that suits your particular needs. The tour lasts approximately four hours and includes lunch. Please contact our office for more information.


Most African metropolises are considerably safer than some larger western cities. Common sense and some pertinent advice make life easier and more secure. Please call Worldwide Movers Africa who will be pleased to organise an Orientation Tour for you during which time you can discuss home security, car security, security companies and various methods to prevent theft.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a guaranteed door-to-door price and information about my move?

One call to Worldwide Movers Africa is enough. Our staff will come to survey your household and personal effects and quickly get back to you with pricing and information. This service is free of charge.

What if I don’t live in one of the major towns or in a distant locality?

No problem. Worldwide Movers Africa services the entire country.

What if my new residence or visa are not ready for my new destination?

Worldwide Movers Africa and our partners can provide secure storage facilities for your household goods.

Can you provide protection cover for my household goods throughout the move?

Yes. The protection cover we offer is underwritten by Lloyds of London. You will be asked to complete a detailed valued inventory of the goods you wish to have covered.

How can I pay for my move?

All our offices accept payment by bank transfer. You may also be able to pay by cash or cheque and in some locations credit and debit cards are accepted.

Can you ship my much-loved pet?

We love pets. Please contact Worldwide Movers Kenya for this specialists service.

Contact our Eritrea team


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Contact Details

Tel: +256 781 161 578

Tel: +251 (0) 9 7650 1085

Head Office Address

Denden Street, 175

Postal Address

P.O. Box 402

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