Eritrea – The United Kingdom has restarted its foreign travel advisory in Eritrea citing new restrictions on local currency handling in the nation.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) message dated November 16, 2017 notified citizens of possible impounding of their budget or face lawsuit if they disobey the new rules.
The statement read: “Money section – there are low limits on local currency that can be taken from Eritrea; if you attempt to take more than 1,000 Nakfa you may have it confiscated; if you attempt to carry more than 5,000 Nakfa you may be subject to prosecution.”
The Bank of Eritrea via a legal announcement published on October 25 restricted the amount of Nakfa (Eritrea’s currency) that can be used outside the country.
The announcement also said that no travelers leaving Eritrea can take out more than a thousand Nakfa, or around 65 dollars, and those travelers under the age of 18 cannot have any money at all.