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Somalia Visitor Information

Somalia has a tropical but not torrid climate and there is little seasonal change in temperature. In the low areas the average temperature ranges from about 24.4°C to 31°C (76°-88°F). In the plateau region, it is cooler; in the southwest warmer. The periodic winds, the southwest monsoon (June to September) and the northeast monsoon (December to March) influence temperature and rainfall. Rain falls in two seasons of the year: heavy rains from March to May and light rains from September to December. Average rainfall is estimated at 11 inches but it is irregular and droughts are frequent.

Visas and a valid passport is required by all nationals who want to visit Somalia.

Official Currency:    Somali Shilling=100 cents
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Credit cards are generally not accepted although some larger establishment do accept Diners Club. It is very difficult to change any form of currency that is not US Dollars.


It is difficult to drive outside of Mogadishu by car and road conditions are poor apart from major routes. Driving is on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is required. There are a few car hire firms in Mogadishu.

1st January New Year's Day
1st May Labour Day
26th June Independence Day
1st July Foundation of the Republic
Moveable holidays: variable Muslim holidays

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in Somalia is: "Type C, E & F"

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