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If you are flying in to *Asmara, you will need a permit from the Tourist Bureau on Liberation Avenue if you consider travelling outside Asmara’s city limits. This permit needs to be applied for several days before travel. The country’s most interesting destinations are its natural attractions.
The main cities of the country are the capital city of *Asmara and the port town of *Asseb / Assab in the southeast, as well as the towns of *Massawa to the east, the northern town of *Keren, and the central town *Mendefera.
The security situation in Eritrea is unpredictable.
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Eritrea is a relatively small country (by African standards), about the same size as Pennsylvania or England, but it has a varied and contrasting landscape due to the diverse topography of the Great Rift Valley, which traverses all of East Africa, the Red Sea and the Middle East.
The country’s most interesting destinations are its natural attractions. There are six main topographical features in the country. The highlands in the center and south of Eritrea, the western lowlands, the Sahel in the north, the subtropical eastern escarpments, the northern coast and archipelago and the southern coast.