Filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea

Massawa is a port city located in the Coastal part of Eritrea, on Africa’s Red Sea coast. The city has a mix of Italian, Egyptian, and Ottoman architecture which reflects the city’s colorful history worth filming. On the nearby Taulud  Island, there are notable buildings including the crumbling, war-damaged Imperial Palace and St. Mariam Cathedral.

Some of the notable features to include in the series to film in Massawa Port City include historical buildings such as the shrine of Sahaba, the 15th-century Sheikh Hanafi Mosque, and various houses of coral. You also have an opportunity to film the the Green island home to a pristine beach, mangroves, ruins of an ancient mosque, and an abandoned pearl-fishing settlement among other features.

Massawa Port City of Eritrea

Requirements to film in Massawa Port City of Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in the Massawa Port City of Eritrea. Securing a filming permit in Eritrea can be an expensive and time-consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. Filming in locations is possible in Eritrea given time, money, and the right approach. Contact us here for more information on filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea.

Unauthorized filming, photography, or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in Eritrea. Penalties may include arrest, fines and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea.

On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot in Massawa Port City of Eritrea as below;

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry into Eritrea. You must obtain a visa from one of the Eritrean diplomatic missions close to you in your country of origin unless you come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you to contact your local Eritrean diplomatic mission or us here for the latest travel information to Eritrea.

Eritrea Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers will help organize transport for film crews to film in Massawa Port City of Eritrea depending on their interest, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.

Local Film Fixers in Massawa Port City of Eritrea

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Eritrea and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These acts as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Massawa Port City of Eritrea. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Massawa.

Where to stay during filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Massawa range from Budget, and mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Corallo, Red Sea Hotel, Dahlak Hotel, Central Hotel, and Gurgusum Beach Hotel among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.

What is the best time to film in Massawa Port City of Eritrea?

Filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea is done throughout the year. Generally, Eritrea has very good year-round sunny and dry filming conditions.

Why use Film crew fixers?

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in East Africa. We assist filming companies and Production agencies interested in filming both in Ethiopia and Eritrea. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides based in Eritrea. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible for a successful shoot in Eritrea. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Massawa Port City of Eritrea.