|Currency:||Somaliland Shilling (SLSH)|
|AVP Free Encyclopedia (ru) (en) Info|
Somaliland is a breakaway state of Somalia constituting the former British Somaliland. Internationally Non-Recognised as a formal State, Somaliland yet has all democratic ad governing institutions (parliementary system, judiciary, banking, police and army) being de facto entirely separated from Somalia. As such, a Somaliland Visa issued by a 'Somaliland Foreign Diplomatic Representative Office' is compulsory for any visitors.
Police checkpoints are common. Police may be highly suspicious of independent travelers and prevent you from hitchhiking. Because of the police checkpoints, drivers are reluctant to take hitchhikers. However, some police can be helpful and even stop trucks for you. If you are allowed to pass by a police checkpoint, it is best to ask the station chief to give you a stamped paper that attests to later police that you are a trustworthy tourist.
'Somalia' issued visa are not valid for Somaliland Republic.
- Seacrossing to Yemen