Send money to Eritrea

Send money to Eritrea and easily transfer funds to friends and family online, in person, or via the Western Union® app.

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    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to Eritrea in a few taps with our app

    Track your money transfer from the UK to Eritrea in real time with our handy online tracking tool.

    Save your receiver’s details when you send money to Eritrea, making subsequent transfers quick and easy.

    Start your money transfer to Eritrea on the go with our app, then finish up in-person at thousands of UK agent locations.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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    Save your receivers’ details

    Don’t waste time re-entering your loved one’s details every time you want to send money to Eritrea. Save your receivers’ information and send quicker next time.

    Track each transfer

    You and your receiver can use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to track your money transfer and get notified as soon as it’s ready to collect in Eritrea.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Online, in person or via the app

    The choice is yours. Visit an agent location in person, head online to make a money transfer, or download our app to send money to Eritrea on the move.

    Enjoy peace of mind

    Thanks to our fraud prevention efforts and data encryption, you can rely on us to make your money transfer quick, easy, and secure.

    A location near you

    Prefer to do things in person? You can visit one of thousands of agent locations around the UK to make or complete a money transfer.

    International reach

    It’s not just Eritrea; we operate in over 200 countries and territories so you can send money from the UK, to almost anywhere around the world.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Eritrea?
    • Your sending limit is 8000.00 GBP when making a bank transfer online in the UK for a cash pickup in Eritrea.
    • Your sending limit is 8000.00 GBP when paying by credit2 card or debit card in the UK for a cash pickup in Eritrea.
    • Your sending limit is 5000.00 GBP when in store by cash in the UK for a cash pickup in Eritrea.
    How do I send money online to Eritrea?

    To start sending money to Eritrea online, simply follow these steps:

    1. Register or log in to your free Western Union profile and select ‘Send money’.
    2. Choose Eritrea as your destination.
    3. Enter the sum to send in GBP. You will be able to see an estimate of transfer fees3, delivery times and the exchange rate to Eritrean Nakfa on the right-hand side.
    4. Select ‘Cash’ as the receiver method.
    5. Choose to pay for your money transfer by credit2 card, debit card, Sofort, or bank transfer.
    6. Share your tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver so they can track your send and pickup your cash as soon as it’s ready.
    What do I need to send money online to Eritrea?

    If you would like to make a money transfer to Eritrea online, you will need to register for a free Western Union profile.

    You will also need:

    • Your name and address
    • Your receiver’s full name and address
    • A UK driving licence, passport, or other form of government-issued ID
    How do I send money to Eritrea from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Find your local agent location – there are thousands around the UK.
    2. Visit the counter with your ID and receiver’s details. You may be asked to prove your source of funds using a bank statement, payslip, or tax return.
    3. Pay for the money transfer using your payment method of choice.
    4. Keep hold of your receipt. This will show your unique tracking number, which your receiver will need to be able to collect the money in Eritrea.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Eritrea?

    Get full breakdowns on estimates before sending money to Eritrea. Use our online estimator tool to find out delivery times, details of transfer fees3, and the current exchange rate.

    How long will it take my money transfer to reach Eritrea?

    When you choose to send money to Eritrea2 via Western Union cash pickup, it will be ready for your friends or family to collect in minutes from one of our agent locations.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.