Money Advice for Eritrea

Local Currency

Nakfa (ERN)

General Advice

The currency in Eritrea is the Nakfa. Notes come in denominations of ERN100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 and coins come in denominations of ERN100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1.

Money Exchange

US Dollars are the most convenient form of exchange. Currency can be exchanged at the Commercial Bank of Eritrea in Asmara as well as bureaux de change and major hotels.

ATM Availability

For information about ATM availability around the world see the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or the American Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and travel agencies as well as by airlines.

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