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Staying in Hargeisa

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Staying in Hargeisa

Hello, I am spending several nights as a backpacker in Hargeisa in January next year. I'd just like to ask for general travel advice, what to expect and the foods/ restaurants to try etc.

But in particular I'd also like to know:

- I'm aware with the country being a Muslim nation I might have to wear long sleeves and not shorts etc, is there anything to be aware of?

- I have a mohawk haircut, would this bring unwanted attention to me, should I cover this up?

- anything cultural I should be aware of so I don't cause offense to anybody? I.e. I believe local people generally do not like photography etc

Cheers, Steve

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1. Re: Staying in Hargeisa

Please let me know which country are you from, where do live now. I will try best give some advise.

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2. Re: Staying in Hargeisa

Hi I'm from the UK

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3. Re: Staying in Hargeisa

You have few option

1. If you are travelling via Ethopia to can apply at Somaliland Mission in Addis Ababa which most tourist do this option. 100 Dollar visa fee

If you are travelling though Djibouti you can apply at Somaliland Mission in Djibouti 70 USD visa fee

You can also apply at Somaliland Mission in London, you need book appointment. 💷£50 visa fee

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4. Re: Staying in Hargeisa

1. Somaliand Mission Addis Ababa Ethiopia

https://somalilandembassyaddis.org/contact-us/

Somaliland Mission London United Kingdom

https://www.somaliland-mission.com/

Somaliland Mission in Djibouti City Djibouti

https://www.embassypages.com/somaliland-representativeoffice-djiboutiville-djibouti

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5. Re: Staying in Hargeisa

So what about the visa on arrival on the land border(entering from Djibouti)?

Does it really exist and work (as the official somaliland website states?)?

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