Somalia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.03.2021
1.Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.
2. 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.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 7 days.


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 (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.

Restrictions introduced in Somaliland in relation to COVID-19 have now been lifted. You should monitor local media for further updates and follow the advice of the local authorities.

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