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Somalia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes


To enter Somalia, all nationals must have a passport valid at least six months from the date you intend to enter the country.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visa Note

Visitors to Somalia should register with the embassy representing their country in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or with their embassy or high commission in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Somalia.

Sea and air ports are under the control of the local government meaning there may be differences in exact requirements.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advises against all travel to nearly all of Somalia.

Types and Cost

Single-entry visa on arrival: US$50.


Visas on arrival are valid for one month.

Application to

Visas are available on arrival at Mogadishu International Airport or from the Somali embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Nairobi, Kenya. Note that Somaliland and Puntland issue their own visas at their respective ports of entry.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Somalia

Telephone: +254 (20) 2844 000 or +254 (20) 2873 000.
Address: , British High Commission Upper Hill Road, P.O. Box 30465-00100,, Nairobi, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0700-1600; Fri 0700-1300. Visa section: Mon-Thurs 1330-1530; Fri 1100-1230.

Somali Permanent Mission to the United Nations in the USA

Telephone: (212) 688-9410.
Address: , 425 East 61st Street, Suite 702, New York, 10065,
Opening times:

Embassy of Somalia in the UK

Telephone: 07852 280 959.
Address: Neasden, Moran House, Suite 9 449-451 High Road,, London, NW10 2JJ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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