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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Somalia
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Somalia
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Hargeisa
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Western Somaliland, Bosaso (Puntland)

Risk Summary

Travellers face constant threats from militant attacks, abduction, landmines and violent crime. Security in the capital Mogadishu and other cities remains heavily dependent on African Union support. Many areas of southern and central Somalia can best be defined as conflict zones, where overland travel is highly hazardous. The travel risks in the autonomous region of Puntland and the self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland – particularly the city of Hargeisa – are lower, largely due to the capability of the local security forces and lower risk of militancy. However, periodic clashes along Somaliland's undefined eastern border with the semi-autonomous Puntland region and the presence of militants in the Galgala mountains highlight the dangers of travel in this area.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Somalia
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverSomalia has a low risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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