COVID-19 Information

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. For more information, see the Department’s  Global Health Advisory . April 9, 2020 Update Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Mogadishu, April 9, 2020 Location:  Somalia Event: Due to health guidance and restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19, future consular services normally available …

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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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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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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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