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COVID-19 Information
October 11, 2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • All unvaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test certificate with a QR code from an authorized health service provider taken within 72 hours prior to arrival at the destination. Fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination issued by a competent authority are exempt from the PCR test requirement. N/A
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • All passengers must wear face masks. No
  • Visa extensions for residents and/or tourists can be obtained at the immigration office at Aden Adde International Airport. Fully transitioned to online
  • Due to the rapidly evolving situation, please check with your airlines on the most updated travel requirements (such as mandatory COVID-19 tests) for your airlines, transit countries, and your final destination.

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing

  • PCR and antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Somalia.Testing is available at the country’s major medical facilities (Digfeer Hospital, Medipark Diagnostics, Sahal Transit Transportation Clinic, Dur-Dur Clinic, Aden Adde International Airport Clinic, and other private hospitals).  The charge for the test is approximately USD 30 (SOS 17,500).  COVID-19 screening services are available at the sites listed below:
  • Ministry of Health 
  • Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Somalia for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes
  • COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local Resources:

  • Follow releases by Somalia’s Ministry of Health here .
  • The Somali Ministry of Health created a COVID-19 WhatsApp account to disseminate country information: +252 613 600 700.
  • Other links:

Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page