Remittances from overseas Eritreans, coupled with local tourism by those who return for visits, are Eritrea’s main source of foreign exchange. These remittances are estimated at US$ 250 million per annum and include the voluntary 2% income tax, fundraising projects, personal donations and the purchasing of interest-free bonds.
Commercial Bank of Eritrea (Asmara)
Series of stamps issued on the occasion of May 24th 1999
celebration of the eight anniversary of Eritrean Independence