Somalia travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Somalia 🇸🇴

Somalia is part of Africa with main city at Mogadishu. Its Least Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Somali Shilling. The languages spoken are Somali,Arabic. the Federal Republic of Somalia is the formal name of Somalia It is adviced to Do not travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~25.98 °C   🌧 ~28.37 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Do not travel

The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. On 13 July 2019, an attack at a hotel in the city of Kismaayo in southern Somalia killed 26 people and left over 50 injured. There has been a large number of significant attacks since 2018. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue (see Safety and security). If you are in Somalia, we strongly urge you to leave if it is safe to do so. We haven’t changed our level of advice - ‘do not travel’ to Somalia.

issued date: July 22, 2019


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🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Somali, 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: November 14, 2019