Intelligence reports suggest that there is a specific threat to Westerners in Somaliland. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises against all travel to Somalia and that any Irish citizens in Somalia should leave.
Somalia is a conflict zone at the present time, and Irish citizens are advised against all travel to the country. Due to the recent deterioration in the situation, any Irish citizens currently in Somalia are strongly encouraged to leave.
In addition to the ongoing armed conflict, there has been a consistently dangerous level of criminal activity in Somalia over the last few years.
Westerners and those working for western organisations have been targeted in attacks, including kidnappings. There is also a threat from terrorism in Somalia. Piracy has been a major problem along the Somali coastline.Top