Our Somalia Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Somalia’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Somalia.
Entry into Somalia
Somalia and Somaliland are subject to the following entry restrictions:
To travel to Somalia, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is not necessary for fully vaccinated passengers with proof of vaccination.
To enter Somalia, unvaccinated travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code (taken within 72 hours of arrival).
The aforementioned restrictions apply to all youngsters younger than 18 years old.
Passengers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms may be tested upon arrival and quarantined if they test positive.
Passengers who are fully vaccinated and travelling to Somaliland are not required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter.
Non-immunized travellers to Somaliland must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure. Non-compliant passengers may be required to spend 14 days in quarantine at their own expense in facilities approved by the government.
The aforementioned restrictions apply to all youngsters under 18 years old. International Airport has implemented additional measures, including temperature checks, to screen passengers arriving in Hargeisa by air.
Passengers exhibiting symptoms associated with the virus may be transferred to an isolation facility nearby while additional tests are conducted.
Passports must be valid for at least six months following the date of departure.
Tests negative for COVID-19.
Anyone entering Somalia will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test that was conducted within the previous 72 hours.
Visa applications are typically processed within three to five business days from your initial application date.
Appointment waiting times can be around 4-6 weeks from the day you submit your application.
Who Can Visit Somalia Without a Visa?
A visa is needed for all travel in Somalia, regardless of where in the world you are coming from.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
The types of visas available are as follows:
- Somalia visa on arrival
- Somalia short term visa
- Somalia long term visa
What To Do If Your Somalia Visa is Refused?
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Somalia visa and the reasons for the restriction. Individuals routinely ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. Everything you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application has been rejected.
People are generally gregarious, friendly, and hospitable. Instead of having “acquaintances,” Somalis typically view everyone as a friend. Once a Somali has met someone, they are typically willing to welcome them into their homes and help them in times of need.
Crime, terrorism, civil upheaval, health difficulties, kidnapping, and piracy prevent travel to Somalia. Country Overview: Abductions and murders are commonplace throughout Somalia, including Puntland and the Somaliland area. Widespread illegal obstacles exist.
From October to December 2022, an estimated 6,7 million Somalians will be severely food insecure. An estimated 6,4 million people lack access to sufficient water, with a rising number relying on untreated water from shallow wells and drought-affected rivers, which raises concerns for public health.