US Embassy Restricts Movements in Somalia Due to Threat Intelligence

According to the United States Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia, all personnel movement is now restricted due to credible threats to U.S. interests in the city. The announcement reads below:

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has received information about threats to multiple locations in Mogadishu, including Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. All movements of U.S. Embassy personnel have been canceled for Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

The U.S. Department of State level-four travel advisory (“do not travel”) for Somalia remains in effect due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy.

It is important to note that U.S. Embassy Mogadishu does not offer consular services due to the degraded security situation. Those duties are managed by the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. However, the new U.S. diplomatic compound, which was opened in 2019 on the outskirts of the city does house U.S. diplomats for official duties with the government of Somalia.