COVID-19 Information

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Last updated:  [08/12/20]

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of August 12, Somalia has 3,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,599 recoveries and 93 related deaths.
  • The Somalia Ministry of Health created a COVID-19 WhatsApp account to disseminate country information: +252.613600700

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Screening is under the guidance of UN and World Health Organization representatives in Mogadishu.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • On April 15, the Federal Government of Somalia imposed a nighttime curfew from 8pm to 5am.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Somali authorities have established a quarantine unit at Aden Adde International Airport (AAIA) in Mogadishu to isolate passengers who demonstrate symptoms of coronavirus.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • There are flights operating from Mogadishu to Hargeisa and Djibouti
    • Ethiopian Airlines is operating regular flights between Hargeisa and Addis Ababa.
    • Please check with your airline about flight availability and alternatives.

Consular Operations:

  • Limited American Citizen Services are available for travelers to Somalia at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Djibouti.

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