Visa Requirements for Somali Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Somalia

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Visa Not Required

5 destinations allow visa-free entry to Somali citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 13 destinations for passport holders of Somalia.


Somali passport allows entry to 14 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 7 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Somalia.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days

Pre-arranged Visa Required

150 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Somalia. This requirement may be waived off if Somali citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Somalia and 3 destinations have imposed restrictions in traveling to Somalia.

  • Entry Refused
  • Entry RefusedDue to the spread of COVID-19, effective March 16th, 2020 only Canadian Citizens, immediate family members of Canadian Citizens, United States Citizens, Permanent Residents, diplomats and aircrews are being allowed into Canada.
  • Entry RefusedHolders of Somali passports are de facto excluded from New Zealand, as there is no authority in Somalia that is recognised by the New Zealand Government as being competent to issue passports on behalf of Somalia, and New Zealand immigration authorities will therefore not endorse visas in Somali passports. Somali citizens may travel on a New Zealand Certificate of Identity, or the passport of another country.

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