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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

Location: Somalia

Event: Security Situation at Aden Adde International Airport

The U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu continues to closely monitor the security situation in the city of Mogadishu and at the Aden Adde International Airport and the International Campus.  On March 24, the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu introduced travel restrictions for U.S. government personnel assigned to Mogadishu for the immediate future, including a prohibition on visiting DFS Facility and Safeline Camp until additional security assessments can be conducted.

The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of Somalia’s Travel Advisory, which states that terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  Attacks may occur with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas that attract large crowds and are frequented by Westerners, as well as government, military, and Western convoys.  Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others.  Terrorist attacks involving the indiscriminate use of explosive devices and other weapons can take place anywhere in Somalia at any time without warning.


Actions to Take: 

  • Exercise vigilance at events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.