Somalia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for travelers who can’t provide negative COVID-19 test

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

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.


Lockdown Details

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

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