Somalia Travel Alerts and Warnings

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Somalia – updated 12 August, 2020

Airports in Somalia have reopened. Travelers flying to Somalia must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Travelers flying to Somaliland are subject to health screenings, including temperature checks, at Egal International Airport. People displaying symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility while further tests are carried out.

Stay across the latest news for domestic restrictions, as curfews and inter-regional travel bans may be introduced with short notice.

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Do not travel warning - 2018

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 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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