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Welcome to Somalia!

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General Information

The official languages of Somalia are Somali, Arabic.

The national currency of Somalia is Somali shilling (SOS).

1 SOS equals  .
equals  SOS.

Location

Somalia

The distance from to Somalia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State strongly advises U.S. citizens to not travel to Somalia! Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, kidnapping and piracy. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Somalia is 58. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 888 to call the police in Somalia.

LGBT

Somalia has a score of -15 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Somalia ranks #196 worldwide.

Same-sex sexual contact is punishable by imprisonment from three months to three years. Anti-discrimination provisions do not apply to LGBTI individuals. Society considers sexual orientation a taboo topic, and so there is no known public discussion of this issue. Severe societal stigma typically prevents LGBTI individuals from making their sexual orientation publicly known.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Somalia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Somalia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Polio
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Somalia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Somalia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Somalia, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Somalia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 72–90°F  /  22–32°C 73% 13%
Sat November 09 67–93°F  /  19–34°C 65% 2%
Sun November 10 66–92°F  /  19–34°C 64% 1%
Mon November 11 65–93°F  /  18–34°C 63% 2%
Tue November 12 70–93°F  /  21–34°C 64% 2%
Wed November 13 70–92°F  /  21–33°C 60% 1%
Thu November 14 70–92°F  /  21–33°C 63% 3%
Fri November 15 71–92°F  /  22–33°C 62% 3%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:35 am and sets at 05:22 pm. This equates to 11.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Somalia, it is in . When the sun sets in Somalia, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Somalia.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in Somalia.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 6.55 SOS.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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