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, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Somalia due to COVID-19.

The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Somalia due to the lack of a permanent consular presence in Somalia.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

+254 (0) 20 363 6170 (after hours)

                   kenya_acs@state.gov 

                   https://ke.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 for calls from the United States or Canada

+1-202-501-4444 for calls from overseas (Somalia)