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Britain’s issues travel warning to Somalia, but excludes Somaliland

London (SD) – The British government has reiterated its travel warning to Somalia, excluding Somaliland, in a statement to its citizens.

The British government warned its citizens three years ago not to travel to Somalia, saying the same danger in traveling to that country still exists.

The statement also said that Somalia was facing terrorist attacks, which posed a threat to the security of British citizens in that country.

“Terrorists are likely to attempt to carry out attacks inside Somalia, as there is a high risk of kidnappings across the country,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The statement added that British citizens traveling to Hargeisa and Berbera should be extra vigilant, which means that travel restrictions for its citizens in Somalia are not included in Somaliland.

Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and is subsequently safer and that is believed to be part of Britain’s decision to directly issues a different travel warning to its citizens visiting or working in Somaliland.

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