Eritrea Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Eritrea Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Eritrea?

With our Eritrea Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Eritrea’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Eritrea Country Overview

Geographic location:Located along the Red Sea, Eritrea is a small country divided into six administrative regions known as “zobas”.

Population: Tigrinya is the official language in Eritrea and is spoken in Ethiopia as mother tongue by a part of the population. The Tigrinya language has its roots in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Economy: Each zoba possesses its own population and socioeconomic conditions. As a whole, the country’s economy is mainly driven by the agricultural sector alongside fisheries, services, and light industry.

Payroll in Eritrea- What You Should Know

  • Population: 3,620,312
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $2.07 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): NA
  • Inflation, consumer prices: NA
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.9%
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.0%
  • Capital: Asmara
  • Currency: Eritrean Nakfa
  • Languages: Tigrinya, Tigre, Saho, Kunama, Rashaida, Bilen, Afar, Beni, Amir, and Nera.

Employer Contribution

Eritrea has not introduced social security yet.

Employee Contribution

Eritrea has not introduced social security yet.

  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    In Eritrea, VAT is usually referred to as sales tax. It is generally levied on the supply of taxable goods/services and ranges between 5% to 10%.

Paid Time-Off

Employees in Eritrea are generally entitled to 14 days for their first year of service and one day per additional year of service. An employee’s annual leave cannot exceed 35 days.

Sick Leave

Sick leave in Eritrea cannot exceed six months.

Maternity Leave

In Eritrea, women are entitled to a maximum of 60 days of paid maternity leave – beginning on the day after delivery. Women are allowed to split their maternity leave between pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Eritrea.


  • If the contract lasted 1-2 years, 14 days’ notice must be provided to the employee.
  • For employment contracts that lasted for less than a year, a 7 days’ notice must be provided to the employee.
  • For contracts that lasted 2-5 years, 21 days’ notice must be provided to the employee.
  • Beyond 5 years of service, 30 days’ notice must be provided to the employee.

After a year of service, an employee is entitled to severance pay as follows:

  • Two weeks’ wages for each of the first 5 years of employment;
  • Three weeks’ wages for each year of employment after the 5th year up to and including the tenth year; and
  • Four weeks’ wages for each year of service after the 10th
  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Timkat (20th January)
  • International Women’s Day (8th March)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Independence Day (24th May)
  • Martyrs’ Day (20th June)
  • Revolution Day (1st September)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

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12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.