Somali Visa is not required for Ghanaians
Stay Duration: 30 days
- Ghanaians visiting Somalia must first apply for an E-visa.
- This online pre-visa can be granted by the Somalian consulate in the applicant’s home country.
- On presentation of the pre-visa at the border checkpoint of Somalia the traveler has then issued a visa on arrival.
- This visa is valid for a maximum total stay of 30 days within a one-year period.
- Your single entry visa on arrival costs $50.
- Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay with at least two blank pages for stamps on arrival and departure.
- Ghanaians visiting Somalia with pets must obtain a certificate of vaccination and must obtain an import license from the embassy or the high commission.
- Ghanaians visiting Somalia must check for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza vaccines.
- Direct flights are available from the Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana to Hargeisa, Somalia. The estimated flight time is between 7 – 8 hours.
- Islam is the most widely practiced religion in Somalia.
- Because the time zone currently used in Somalia is the East Africa Time (GMT+3), Somalia is 3 hours ahead of Ghana.
- Getting around in Somalia is possible through various public means of transportation including Taxis, Car rentals, Buses.
- In Somalia the power plugs and sockets are of type C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
- Somalia has a tropical but not torrid climate, and there is little seasonal change in temperature. In the low areas, the mean temperature ranges from about 24° C to 31° C (75° to 88° F ).
- The best time to visit Somalia is in the cooler months between June and August and from January to early February.
- Somali is the official and most widely spoken language in Somalia.
- Visitors might want to pick up some basic Somali phrases to help them navigate communications in rural spaces.
- Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transactions in Somalia, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
- Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it. Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.