Current travel advisories for Somalia

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

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: 2.6 / 5

Somalia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ethiopia (2.9), Kenya with (2.6) and Djibouti with (2.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/somalia.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our travel advice for Somalia. The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a large number of significant attacks in 2018. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue. If you are in Somalia, we strongly urge you to leave if it is safe to do so. We haven’t changed our level of advice - ‘do not travel’ to Somalia.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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, and piracy. 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. Pirates are active in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia. The U.S. government has 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

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

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

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.

New Zealand government

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.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens against all travel to Somalia and urges Maltese citizens in the country to leave immediately. The current situation represents a very serious threat to travellers. Violent demonstrations, suicide bombings, attacks and military activity occur regularly. The security situation in Somalia is extremely volatile and the threat of domestic terrorism is high, particularly in south-central Somalia and in the capital, Mogadishu. Clashes over the control of these areas between the government, and the terrorist group al-Shabaab and others have been ongoing.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Irish government

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.

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
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