Somalia international travel guide


Somalia is part of Africa with main city at Mogadishu. It's usually 🌤️ 26.07 °C in Somalia with a rainfall of 🌧 3.82 mm. Internet speed in Somalia is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Somalia you drive on the right side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Somali Shilling. The languages spoken are Somali and Arabic. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~26.07 °C   🌧 ~3.82 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Somalia. There's an ongoing high threat of terrorism with attacks expected to continue. If you're in Somalia, leave if it's safe to do so. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Somalia due to the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping, armed conflict and violent crime.

issued date: November 8, 2019


🔌 Sockets

Somalia uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Somali and Arabic


💱 Currencies Used

Somalia uses the Somali shilling (symbol: Sh), code SOS.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 shillings and 50, 10, 5 and 1 cents.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Somalia is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Somalia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📞 Calling

To call Somalia, dial +, then 252 (the country code for Somalia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Somalia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 4 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Somalia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 40-65 km/h (24-40 mph) in all built-up areas and 50-90 km/h (31-55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: February 12, 2020