Somalia Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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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.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Somalia
Telephone: +254 (20) 2844 000 or +254 (20) 2873 000. Website: 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. Website:
Embassy of Somalia in the UK
Telephone: 07852 280 959. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.