Somalia Travel Alerts and Warnings

Several government travel advisories have placed Somalia under a "Do Not Travel" warning.

A town surrounded by mountains in Somalia Photo © Getty Images/Navalarp Teratanatorn

Warning: this destination is considered very high risk and many governments advise their citizens not to travel to large parts of the country.

Check your government's advice for travel to Somalia. Several foreign governments have clearly advised on their websites do not travel to Somalia.

Somalia has been plunged into civil war for decades and in recent years has been subjected to many attacks by the Al-Shabab terrorist group which has links to Al Qaeda and Daesh. The capital, Mogadishu is a flash point for terrorist attacks and ongoing violence.

Travel to this destination against government advice has implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travellers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.

If you go anyway and get into trouble, it may be impossible for your insurer to provide emergency assistance, and consular officials from your own country may be severely limited in the assistance they can give. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing, please heed all government issued travel warnings.

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