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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/17/20] Country-Specific Information: As of September 17, 2020 Somalia has 3,390 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 98 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) ...
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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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United States Concerned Over Irregularities of No-confidence Vote; Somalia’s Future Elections Process

The U.S. Embassy regrets the actions of the President and Lower House of Parliament to withdraw confidence in Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre and his government, which heightened political tensions and undermined the ongoing process of dialogue and negotiation between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States, and other key stakeholders.  This irregular process ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto for the 4th of July

The American Founding Fathers boldly declared in 1776 that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”  Born from this courageous endeavor an enduring Constitution, our nation’s “true north” guiding us to achieve “a more perfect Union.” Each generation faces challenges that tests the resolve to overcome adversity and reaffirm ...
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