News & Events

USAID Begins Accelerated Basic Education Classes on International Literacy Day

The U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu is proud to announce the start of classes under the USAID-funded Bar ama Baro (“Teach or Learn”) program in celebration of International Literacy Day.  This year, Bar ama Baro will provide more than 35,000 children who have dropped out of or never enrolled in school with fundamental literacy and numeracy ...
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United States Donates COVID-19 Vaccine to Somalia

The U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu is proud to announce the U.S. government’s donation of 302,400 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Somalia as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccine is part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely ...
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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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