US citizens are required to secure a visa prior to traveling to Somaliland and Puntland. Both regions issue their own visa at their respective ports of entry. US citizens must also have a valid passport for travel to Somaliland and Puntland. A passport and visa are also required for travel to other parts of Somalia, including Mogadishu. Certain Somali embassies, including those in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, Kenya issue Somali visas. There are different requirements for travelers to Somalia depending on local authorities who have control on the air and seaports used as point of entry.
For information on the latest entry requirements to Somalia, contact or visit:
Permanent Representative of the Somali Republic to the United Nations
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10021
Telephone: (212) 688-9410/5046
Fax: (212) 759-0651
Important Notice: The information provided here is subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Embassy or Consulate for Somalia near you.