Somalia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
- 400 cigarettes or 40 cigars or 400 grams of tobacco;
- 1 bottle of wine or spirits;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued at the point of origin.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Information not available yet.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Somali shilling-SOS): up to SOS 200.-; foreign currencies: Residents: are required to deposit foreign currency at the airport branch of the Central Bank on following terms:
- for those holding a foreign bank account: currency will be transferred to that bank account;
- for those not having a foreign bank account and holding the equivalent in freely convertible currency of USD 1,000.- or more, are allowed to open a foreign bank account and to transfer the money to that account; less than USD 1,000.-, are required to exchange it into local currency.
Exempt are:
- children under 18 years of age;
- diplomats and members staff of international companies residing in Somalia.
Non-Residents: unlimited if declared on arrival and exchanged at the National Banks within 5 days after arrival

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Somali shilling-SOS): up to SOS 200.-; foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Airport Tax

1. Landing Fee of USD 50.- is levied on foreign passengers of 12 years and older, arriving at Mogadishu (MGQ) airport.
2. Passenger Service Charge is levied on passengers of 2 years and older, traveling abroad:
a. Foreigners: USD 20.-.
b. Nationals and residents of Somalia: SOS 10,000.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure in Somalia.
1. Transit passengers not leaving the airport;
2. Diplomats and staff of United Nations or international organizations traveling on duty.

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