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Africa > Somalia: Covid-19 and Travel


Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 21 269

Active cases: 10 162

Recovered: 9 927

Deaths: 1 18

Vaccination count: 355 132

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-10-26

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are not required

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
A negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel is required to enter Somalia.

Those traveling into the country without genuine COVID-19 negative certificates will be required to observe a 14-day self-quarantine.

Travelers from Uganda, India, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers leaving the country must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel. Passengers are required to arrive at the border checkpoint at least three hours before departure to have time to implement health and safety procedures.

In Somaliland, you will not need to quarantine if you have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours before arrival.

Tests: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2021-10-07.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The Somali authorities at national and local level (excluding Somaliland) have put in place a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. In Mogadishu, these include a night-time curfew, as well as measures relating to public gatherings, schools and mosques.

The Somaliland authorities issued measures to control the spread of COVID-19 on 22 March 2021. The measures include:

-Wearing of facemasks in all public and private spaces, including at mosques and public gatherings.
-Social distancing of 2 metres (1.5 metres in mosques)
-Installation and use of hand washing and sanitising equipment
-Avoidance of public gatherings. Where public gatherings do take place they must be well ventilated and attendees must wear masks, socially distance and wash hands.
-Closure of sports centres, gyms and playgrounds.
-Additional measures at mosques

Mask use
Masks are not required

Gatherings: Banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Closed


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