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Somalia Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Jul 21, 2005

This Travel Warning is being issued to remind Americans of continued concerns about the security situation in Somalia. This supersedes the Travel Warning of December 14, 2004.

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Somalia, including the self proclaimed "independent Republic of Somaliland". Inter-clan and inter-factional fighting can flare up with little warning, and kidnapping, murder, and other threats to U.S. citizens and other foreigners can occur unpredictably in many regions. There is no U.S. Embassy or other U.S. diplomatic presence in Somalia.

There have been attacks against foreigners in the self-declared "Republic of Somaliland" in northern Somalia. The Sanaag and Sool Regions in eastern Somaliland, bordering on Puntland (northeastern Somalia), are subject to insecurity due to potential inter-clan fighting. There have also been several fatal attacks against international relief workers, including Westerners, throughout Somalia and Somaliland. In addition, serious fighting has occurred in the Mogadishu area, the Puntland region in northern Somalia, and the districts of Gedo and Bay (especially the vicinity of Baidoa) in the south. Territorial control in the Mogadishu area is divided among numerous groups; lines of control are unclear and frequently shift, making movement within this area extremely hazardous.

U.S. citizens are urged to use caution when sailing near the coast of Somalia. Merchant vessels, fishing boats and recreational craft all risk seizure and having their crews held for ransom, especially in the waters near the Horn of Africa and the Kenyan border.

The U.S. government cannot provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia. U.S. citizens who plan to travel to Somalia despite this Travel Warning are urged to register through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov and obtain updated information on travel and security from the U.S. Embassies in neighboring countries. Travelers to the self-declared "Republic of Somaliland" should register with the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, and travelers to Puntland or southern Somalia should register with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti is located at Plateau du Serpent, Boulevard Marechal Joffre, Djibouti City; telephone (253) 35-39-95; after-hours telephone number (253) 35-13-43. The mailing address is Ambassade Americaine, B.P. 185, Djibouti, Republique de Djibouti, and their workweek is Sunday through Thursday. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (254)(20) 363-6000; after-hours emergencies (254)(20) 363-6170. The mailing address is P.O. Box 606 Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya.

U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet for Somalia, the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, and the East Africa Public Announcement, which are located on the Department's internet website at http://travel.state.gov. American citizens may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or 202-501-4444 from overseas.

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv.cfm
Time Stamp 02-Jun-20 09:38 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 173.245.54.145
Host Name 173.245.54.145


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
53 ms 53 ms 1 top level /home/www/html/trv.cfm
39 ms 39 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
38 ms 38 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
38 ms 38 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
10 ms 10 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
3 ms 3 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/constants.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottomnav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/navlikeandmore.cfm
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0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
2 ms  STARTUP, PARSING, COMPILING, LOADING, & SHUTDOWN
59 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
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GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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WHERE dbname = "ee"
UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
      	  UPDATE users
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	Select *
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countrystatus (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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	Select *
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	Select networkname, forumLink, frmid, networktype, isCity, hot, networkID, usekeywords, metatitle, shortname, shortnamecap
	From Networks
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getcities (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
	Select *
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	and status <> 'hold'
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GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
  SELECT f.frmid, frmname, f.catid
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checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT *
FROM tracking
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and logtime > "2020-06-02 00:00:00.000"
and logtime < "2020-06-02 23:59:59.999"
ORDER BY logtime DESC
gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND position = "eesubtower"
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UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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	Select *
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getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT *
FROM topics
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getclass (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=71, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
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getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80108'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
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getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:38:23.023
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