Somalia: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Somalia on July 9, 2018.  The Department continues to advise travelers to not travel to Somalia.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 10, 2018. The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows: Somalia – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Mission to Somalia reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Travel to Mogadishu

Official personnel of the U.S. Mission to Somalia resumed travel to Mogadishu as of Wednesday, November 15, 2017. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Somalia, the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Somalia.  The security situation in Somalia is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Somalia remains critical.  The ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: Specific Threat Information Against U.S. Citizens U.S. Mission to Somalia November 4, 2017

Due to specific threat information against U.S. personnel on the Mogadishu International Airport, the U.S. Mission to Somalia has directed its non-essential U.S. citizen employees to depart Mogadishu until further notice. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Somalia,< https://so.usmission.gov/travel-warning-01112017/ > the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Somalia. The security ...
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Travel Warning

January 11, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Somalia because of continuous activity by the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab.  U.S. citizens should be aware of the threat of kidnapping in all parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland.  There is no U.S. embassy presence in Somalia.  This ...
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Reminder to U.S. Citizens To Exercise Caution While Traveling During the Holidays

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 24, 2015 As we approach the holidays, the U.S. Department of State reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert , issued on November 23, and the continuing need to exercise caution during the holiday season. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages ...
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