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Remote’s guide to employing in

Eritrea
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Whether you want to hire one person or a whole team, Remote's guide to hiring employees and contractors in Eritrea can help you get started. Note that Remote's employer of record services are not yet live in Eritrea.

  • Capital City

    Asmara

  • Currency

    Eritrean nakfa (Nfk, ERN)

  • Languages

    Tigrinya, Dahlik and Tigre

  • Population size

    6,081,196

Services available in this country:
Not available

Facts & Stats

Eritrea Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Asmara

  • Currency

    Eritrean nakfa (Nfk, ERN)

  • Languages

    Tigrinya, Dahlik and Tigre

  • Population size

    6,081,196

  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    N/A

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    5%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    8.7 (2019)

Grow your team in Eritrea with Remote

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Eritrea to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Eritrea, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Eritrea can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

If you’re looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Eritrea, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Eritrea may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Competitive benefits package in Eritrea

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Eritrea, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance