Current travel advisories for Somalia

Last Update: Thursday, 14. November 2019 at 07:23

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: 2.5 / 5

Somalia shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Kenya (2.7), Ethiopia with (2.6) and Djibouti with (2.2 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:
The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. On 13 July 2019, an attack at a hotel in the city of Kismaayo in southern Somalia killed 26 people and left over 50 injured. There has been a large number of significant attacks since 2018. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue (see Safety and security). 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, 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

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.

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.

Finnish government

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.