Somalia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Closed

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.10.2020
1. Passengers and airline crew without a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR Molecular test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival are subject to PCR test on arrival at their own expense. The certificate must be in English.
2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine.


Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights have resumed operation.

COVID-19 tests have been required for incoming passengers and you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.


Lockdown Details

The Somali authorities at national and local level 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.

Non-essential businesses in Somalia remain closed. They also announced additional measures including closing schools and banning large gatherings. People have been advised to stay home if they are sick.


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