Somalia Practical Information

Visitors wishing to travel to Somalia are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date and a vaccination record attesting to the yellow fever vaccine.

Some travellers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Somali representation closest to your place of residence.

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter in Somalia.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required (especially for family stays).
As part of the tours organised by Timuntu Travel. The agency only offers trips with a guide-driver.

Jet lag

Somalia Standard time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Somalia is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT).

Somalia uses the Somali Shilling (SOS).
1 Euro (€) = 689.49 SOS
1 Dollar (USD) =583 SOS

220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.


The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic.
Foreing languages also present in the country : English and Italian.

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