Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Kenya Resumes Flights to and from Somalia Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (June 14, 2021) Location: Somalia Event:  Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority has permitted the resumption of non-military flights departing for and arriving from Somalia. The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Somalia and advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Somalia due to COVID-19, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Citizens May Return to the United States with Certain Expired Passports Location: Somalia Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to …

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Alert for U.S. Citizens

Kenya Suspends Flights to and from Somalia   Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (May 12, 2021) Location: Somalia  Event: Media report that Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority has suspended non-military flights departing for and arriving from Somalia for three months, with limited exceptions for humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuation flights.  During this period, U.S. citizens in Somalia will not be able to use direct commercial flights to visit …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens in Somalia Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens of the dangers of traveling to or residing in Somalia. The security situation has deteriorated in the last few months. March saw the highest number of improvised explosive device (IED) attacks in Mogadishu since …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Routine Consular Services

Message for U.S. Citizens: Routine Consular Services April 15, 2021    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy Nairobi Consular Section has temporarily restricted some routine consular processing in accordance with Department of State worldwide regulations and Government of Kenya guidelines. We advise all U.S. citizens in Somalia to check the expiration date of their passport …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens in Somalia Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (March 29, 2021) Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that 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, …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (March 4, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Daljirka Dahsoon Monument in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and delays to …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 25, 2021) Location:  Somalia Event:  Demonstrations potentially will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021, in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and delays in the country’s electoral process.  Given the …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

GUNFIRE AND ARMED CLASHES IN MOGADISHU Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 19, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  In the early morning hours of February 19, 2021, sporadic gunfire broke out in Mogadishu.  Government and opposition politicians disputed responsibility, but according to unconfirmed reports as many as 20 people may have been killed or injured.  …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

DEMONSTRATIONS IN MOGADISHU – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (February 17, 2021) Location:  Mogadishu, Somalia Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Daljirka Dahsoon monument in Mogadishu.  Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests against President of Somalia …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/08/21] *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)     Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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Somalia Travel Alert

Do not travel to Somalia due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Somalia due to COVID-19. Travelers to Somalia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions …

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Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Seats Available on Ethiopian Airlines Flight from Mogadishu    Location:  Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy has collaborated with Ethiopian Airlines (ET) to establish a charter flight from Mogadishu (MGQ) to Dulles, Virginia (IAD), departing on Thursday, May 14 with a stop in Addis Ababa. Tickets can be purchased online on a first-come, first-serve basis in two steps: Step …

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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens May 8, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Portal Error Resolved. Seats Still Available. Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy has collaborated with Ethiopian Airlines (ET) to establish a charter flight from Mogadishu (MGQ) to Dulles, Virginia (IAD), departing on Thursday, May 14 with a stop in Addis Ababa. ET alerted us of a portal error which they have since resolved. …

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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens April 1, 2020

U.S. Embassy Requests Contact Information via Survey Link Location:  Somalia   Event: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19.  Commercial flights are under restriction in Somalia. The Department of State is currently not organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Somalia.  However, in the event that opportunity becomes available, we are asking you to let us know …

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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens March 26, 2020

U.S. Embassy Requests Contact Information via Survey Link Location:  Somalia   Event:  On March 26, the Somalia Ministry of Health announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Somalia.   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19.  Commercial flights are restricted in Somalia.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu

Location:  Somalia Event:  Effective March 18, the Federal Government of Somalia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.   International flights to all Somali airports have been suspended for a period of 15 days.  Domestic flights within Somalia are not affected.  If you are experiencing unexpected flight cancellations please contact your airline. The Department …

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Security Alert: Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu International Airport (January 2, 2019)

Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu Interntional Airport (MIA) Event:  The UN reports that several mortar rounds struck the UN compound within the Mogadishu International Airport on January 1, 2019.  Two UN mission members are reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. The situation remains fluid and assessment of the event continues.  The airport remains open and is …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Violent Clashes in Baidoa and South West State

Location:  Baidoa in South West State and surrounding areas, Somalia Event: The December 13 arrest of former al-Shabaab Commander and Spokesperson Mukhtar Robow has prompted violent clashes in the capital city of Baidoa in South West State. There is potential for violent protests over the coming days in Baidoa and surrounding areas.  Citizens are advised to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Somalia

November 10, 2018 Location: Mogadishu, Somalia Event: The U.S. Mission to Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plan attacks against hotels, guesthouses, and office buildings.  These groups may also target public gatherings, demonstrations, and other public and private locations. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and carry a communication device. Notify …

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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), Mogadishu citywide Event: As of early October, al-Shabaab allegedly planned to target Mogadishu International Airport with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) due to the presence of unspecified embassies and private companies located on the compound. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Be aware of your …

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Somalia: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Somalia on July 9, 2018.  The Department continues to advise travelers to not travel to Somalia.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 10, 2018. The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows: Somalia – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (May 4, 2018)

Upcoming Relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel Location: Mogadishu and Somalia, countrywide Event: Extremists may use the upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to target U.S. citizens. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. Actions to take: • …

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