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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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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens in Somalia Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens of the dangers of traveling to or residing in Somalia. The security situation has deteriorated in the last few months. March saw the highest number of improvised explosive device (IED) attacks in Mogadishu since ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Routine Consular Services

Message for U.S. Citizens: Routine Consular Services April 15, 2021    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy Nairobi Consular Section has temporarily restricted some routine consular processing in accordance with Department of State worldwide regulations and Government of Kenya guidelines. We advise all U.S. citizens in Somalia to check the expiration date of their passport ...
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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Somalia, I extend our warmest wishes to all Somalis observing Ramadan. During this holy month, I hope Somalia’s leaders will be inspired by the basic tenets of reflection, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation to agree to a way forward to resolve the electoral crisis. This is the surest path ...
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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens in Somalia Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu (March 29, 2021) Location: Somalia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, ...
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