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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)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very Low -

No restrictions on inbound travel.

No arrival restrictions based on passport and no quarantine necessary.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
All incoming passengers must provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted no more than 72 hours before travel.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- Passengers may be subject to quarantine dependent on whether they show symptoms of COVID; there is no official information to suggest that quarantine is mandatory for all travellers.
- According to the US embassy, the Somali authorities have established a quarantine unit at Aden Adde International Airport to isolate passengers who demonstrate symptoms of COVID-19.

• Additional tests in quarantine?
- Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
(until further notice)
Entry rules - self-declared Somaliland republic
- Egal International Airport (HGA) has put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving at Hargeisa by air, including temperature checks.
- All passengers must wear a face mask. A negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somaliland. If you do not have this evidence on arrival, then you may have to spend 14 days in quarantine at your own expense in a government-approved facility. Those people displaying symptoms linked to the virus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility while further tests are carried out.
- Travellers should expect to fill in a COVID-19 form while in-flight.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
Passengers leaving the country by land are required to arrive at the border checkpoint three hours before departure in order to have time to implement health and safety procedures.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
A negative PCR test result must be obtained no more than 72 hours prior to leaving the country.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
There is a curfew in the capital Mogadishu between 20.00 and 05.00.
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
The self-declared republic of Somaliland has closed its land border. Any passengers arriving in Somaliland from other parts of Somalia will be required to undergo mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.
(until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• General
Residents must wear a mask in public at all times.

• Gatherings
All gatherings of more than ten people have been banned.
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Somalia

COVID-19 information for Somalia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Business 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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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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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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