Somalia

Capital Mogadishu

Population 11,079,000

Area 637,657 km2

Key facts

Somalia is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 3 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya) that Somalia shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Somali and Arabic.

The national currency in Somalia is Somali shilling (SOS). The shilling (S) is subdivided into 100 senti.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 555.85 SOS and 1 USD is worth 568.49 SOS.

Somali
Banknotes

S5S10S20S50S100

Somali
Coins

S1S5S10S20S50S100151050

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Somalia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Somalia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Somalia.

There are no Hilton hotels in Somalia.

There are no IHG hotels in Somalia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Somalia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Somalia.

There are no Accor hotels in Somalia.

What fast food chains are present in Somalia?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Somalia.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Somalia.

The KFC chain does not operate in Somalia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Somalia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Somalia.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Somalia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Somalia.

Weather

Today the sun in Mogadishu, rises at 5:42 AM and sets at 5:49 PM. The climate of Mogadishu may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 28.6°C (83.48°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
TuesdayOct 11OvercastLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 28.4°C (83.12°F)
WednesdayOct 12OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)
ThursdayOct 13Partly cloudlyLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)

Weather data for Mogadishu (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Somalia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Somalia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Somalia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 27.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  No data available.

Emergency phones in Somalia

888 Police
555 Ambulance
555 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Somalia?

Currently, citizens of 198 countries can enter Somalia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Somalia.

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