Special Notice

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Somalia based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

In addition, and for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera.

Introduction

Summary

Democratic republic in East Africa extending northward to the Gulf of Aden; bordered on the west by Ethiopia and the south by Kenya. An Associate Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Mogadishu

Principal Ports

Bender Cassim (Boosaaso), Berbera, Chisimayu (Kismaayo), Merca, Mogadishu

Population

15.4 million

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