When you book your Asmara car hire, you will need to meet several requirements. Firstly, the minimum driving age is between 16 and 21, depending on the region. Some drivers might be subject to a young driver's surcharge, not included in the standard price. You must have had a full and permanent licence for at least one year, and if the licence isn’t in the Roman alphabet, you will need to provide an International Driving Permit along with the original. Some car hire locations in Asmara will have a mileage per day limit, so please check this with your chosen car hire company.
The country of Eritrea is known for its very strict traffic laws. You must have all necessary documentation with you to escape any fines and in case of emergencies. The speed limit is generally very slow, at a maximum of 80 km/h (49.7 mph), and there are many roads in poor condition where you need to drive extra carefully. Overtaking is also prohibited unless you are in an emergency vehicle. In some areas, you cannot drive with more than one person in your car, and in other areas driving at night between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am, is prohibited. Also, if you wish to leave the province of Asmara, you need to apply for written permission before your travels and in time for your trip. Those rules tend to be very confusing for visitors, so make sure you check the relevant authorities for recent law changes before you arrive and collect your car hire in Asmara.
The major cities in Eritrea – Asmara, Massawa, Dekemhare, Barentou, Mendefera and Keren -- are connected with paved roads that are in good condition, but the majority of the other roads, especially those to villages and remote landmarks are unpaved and not in great condition. Even the main roads tend to have a lot of potholes and deteriorate further in bad weather. Because of those risks, it’s usually best to get in contact with a cheap car hire in Asmara and get a recommendation for four-wheel drives or even passenger van hire for a safer and more comfortable driving experience.
There aren’t many convenient options for on-street parking in Asmara. If you wish to park your hired vehicle somewhere safe, you should opt for a gated car park with security. These car parks charge either hourly, daily or weekly, depending on your preference. You can also get in contact with your car hire location of choice in Asmara for some advice depending on your circumstances.
Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Asmara check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.