Travel advice for Somalia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Somalia.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card


  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Somalia shilling SOS

Further Information

Credit cards


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Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.


Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

Arabic, English and Italian



Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid after end of stay with visa as well as return or onward travel ticket.

  • Please inquire early at the Embassy about exact entry regulations.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Nairobi (Kenia), International House, 7th Floor, Mama Ngina Street
Tel. +254 20 222 87 35

Opening hours


8.00 - 11.30 h (Sat - Thu)


8.00 - 12.30 h and 16.30 - 19.00 h (Sat - Thu)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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