Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas.

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What is the COVID situation in Somalia?

0 New COVID cases in Somalia
0 New COVID deaths in Somalia
8.47% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Basic facts about Somalia

Somalia is a large country located in Eastern Africa. The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu and the most spoken language is Somali. The national currency in Somalia is Somali shilling (SOS).

What taxi apps are available in Somalia?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Somalia. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Somali shilling (SOS)Official currency
1 EUR~616.78 SOS
1 USD~583.5 SOS

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Somalia?

There is one common plug type used in Somalia:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Somalia?

What are visa requirements to enter Somalia?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Somalia.

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Is it safe in Somalia?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 19, 2022, the risk level for Somalia was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Somalia

888 Police
555 Ambulance
555 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Somalia:

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