Eritrea

Last updated on: 3 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Eritrea
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Unknown
Number of people prosecuted: 
-
Number of people convicted: 
-

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

HIV tests are performed in Eritrea before marriage, regardless of nationality of the couple. We have no information about the consequences of a positive test result.

We have no information regarding importing antiretroviral medication for personal use.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Eritrea. Please verify this information with the Embassy of Eritrea before you travel.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal

Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: 

No