How to call Eritrea from the USA/Canada:

011 - 291 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Eritrean numbers. **011291 and +291 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The current time in Eritrea is 10:07:19am

Calling Eritrea explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 291 - Country Code for Eritrea
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 7 digits including area code
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to an Eritrean landline: 011 291 1 ??? ???

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Eritrean cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 291 X ??? ???
  • X can be 1, 7 or 8 (the latter is used for fixed CDMA wireless lines)
  • when X is 1 the second digit is 7 (1 7?? ???)

Area codes:

  • area code is 1 for landlines in all locations: Asmara, Assab, Massawa, etc