Current travel advisories for Somalia

Last Update: Wednesday, 06. July 2022 at 08:18

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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Somalia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ethiopia (3.6), Djibouti with (3.2) and Kenya with (3.1 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/somalia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Somalia, including Somaliland. New Zealanders currently in Somalia are advised to leave. There is a significant threat from terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict and a high level of violent crime throughout the country. New Zealanders who decide to travel to Somalia against our advice should ensure that appropriate personal security protection measures are in place at all times. We strongly recommend you consult a reputable security company with experience in Somalia for advice on security arrangements. Security arrangements should be reviewed on a regular basis. Such measures may mitigate the risks to your safety but cannot eliminate them entirely. No part of Somalia can be considered safe. This includes large cities such as Mogadishu and Kismayo.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There’s an ongoing high threat of terrorism, with attacks expected to continue. Don't travel to Somalia. If you're in the country, leave as soon as possible. If you decide to stay, get professional security advice. The electoral process in the lead up to the forthcoming Presidential election is likely to correspond with a spike in violence. We advise: Do not travel to Somalia due to armed conflict, the ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, and dangerous levels of 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:
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 the Somaliland region. Illegal roadblocks are widespread. Some schools and other facilities acting as “cultural rehabilitation” centers are operating throughout Somalia with inadequate or nonexistent 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 that attract large crowds and are frequented by Westerners, as well as government, military, and Western convoys. Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others. While some areas have experienced less severe terrorist activity, such as the Somaliland region, where there have been no major terrorist attacks since 2008, terrorist attacks involving the indiscriminate use of explosive devices and other weapons can take place anywhere in Somalia at any time without warning. 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, including the Somaliland region. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Somalia, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation.  For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Somalia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Somalia has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

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: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Säkerhetsläget är farligt framför allt för västerlänningar. För finska medborgare som vistas i landet erbjuds inget konsulärt skydd.

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 7 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 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ethiopia (3.6), Djibouti with (3.2) and Kenya with (3.1 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!