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Somaliland, Puntland & Somalia

Money & costs


There are no ATMs anywhere in Somaliland, so you’ll need to carry considerable amounts of US dollars (vastly preferable to euros) that can be exchanged for shillings in hotels, shops and bureaux de change. Most hotels and shops also accept payment in US dollars. There’s no chance of changing your travellers cheques. If you need to wire money, try Dahabshiil (www.dahabshiil.com); transfers can be made at the various Dahabshiil offices in Hargeisa. Dahabshiil has offices in Australia, Canada, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, among others.