Current travel advisories for Somalia

Last Update: Friday, 29. May 2020 at 07:21

It is not safe to travel Somalia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 5 / 5

Somalia is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 10 million citizens and a land mass of 637,657 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.2 / 5

Somalia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ethiopia (3.3), Kenya with (3.2) and Djibouti with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 1,828 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 72 reported deaths associated with the disease in Somalia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/somalia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
COVID-19 is confirmed as being in Somalia, including Somaliland. The Somali authorities at national and local level have put in place a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. In Mogadishu these include a night-time curfew, as well as measures relating to public gatherings, schools and mosques. Local authorities in Somaliland have announced additional measures. All international and domestic passenger flights are banned until further notice. A reduced flight service still operates between Hargeisa and Addis Ababa for those wishing to leave Somaliland. There's an ongoing high threat of terrorism with attacks expected to continue. If you wish to leave Somalia, leave now if it is safe to do so. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Somalia due to the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping, armed conflict and violent crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/somalia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland.  Illegal roadblocks are also widespread.  A number of schools acting as “cultural rehabilitation” facilities are operating throughout Somalia with unknown licensing and oversight.  Reports of physical abuse and people being held against their will in these facilities are common. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys.  Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others.   Civil unrest occurs throughout Somalia and can sometimes be violent. Medical facilities across Somalia have limited capacity and are often nonexistent in rural areas. Pirates are active in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia.   The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Somalia due to the lack of permanent consular presence in Somalia. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Somalia, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR).  For more information U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/somaliasicherheit/203132

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Somalia: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/somalia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Somalia.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/somalia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/somalia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SO

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Det är farligt att vara i Somalia, i synnerhet för västerlänningar. Finska medborgare som stannar i landet har inte konsulärt skydd. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till Hargeysa och Berbera i Somaliland.

Danger level: 5

Avoid Travelling..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 10 million
Covering landmass
637,657 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Shilling (SOS)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SO
Phone prefix
+252
Top Level Domain
.so
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Somalia (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Somalia.

Is Somalia safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Somalia isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 5 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Somalia?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Somalia.

What countries does Somalia share land borders with?

Somalia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ethiopia (3.3), Kenya with (3.2) and Djibouti with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!