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Africa > Somalia: Covid-19 and Travel


Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 15 358

Active cases: 7 051

Recovered: 7 498

Deaths: 809

Vaccination count: 162 655

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-07-30

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
If you’re arriving into Somaliland by air then you will not need to quarantine if you have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours (4 days) of arrival.

If you don’t have this evidence then you may have to spend 14 days in quarantine at your own expense in a government appointed facility.

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

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for travelers who can't provide negative COVID-19 test

Information updated on 2021-07-29.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
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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