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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [10/16/20] Country-Specific Information: As of October 2, 2020 Somalia 3,864 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 99 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 ...
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Ambassador Yamamoto and Minister of Finance Beileh Sign Bilateral Agreement on Paris Club Debt

Today U.S. Ambassador Yamamoto and Somali Minister of Finance Beileh met in Mogadishu and signed a bilateral agreement to reduce and restructure debt owed by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to three U.S. government agencies.       Signing this agreement was possible because Somalia has implemented significant economic reforms in recent years and ...
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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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