Somaliland visa with israeli passport
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 4:53 AM Last Post By: catw
Dec 13, 2012 9:24 AM
Somaliland visa with israeli passportHello !
Any one have any idea if i can travel to somaliland with israeli passport ???
Or any one knows israeli that visited somaliland ???
Thanks for your answers in advance,
Dec 13, 2012 10:23 AM
Dec 13, 2012 12:11 PM
2Hi laketraveller !!!! and thanks for your answer !
The question of donalryan2001 was about israeli stemps in westren passport !
My question is about israeli passport !
I realy like to visit this place but i am not sure if i can get a visa !
Any way thanks again ,
Dec 15, 2012 12:49 PM
Why don't you contact the Somaliland liaison office in UK?
It's possible to send them an email.
Dec 15, 2012 1:09 PM
Dec 19, 2012 11:57 PM
Jan 24, 2013 1:53 AM
6Well... I don't think that Somaliland has any rules preventing Israelis from entering their country.
That said, I'm not sure it's a good idea. Somaliland is stable, but Somalia teems with Islamist groups, especially in the south, and they may be interested in grabbing an Israeli - you can never know whether thay have a hidden cell in Somaliland at the time when you visit or not. Anyone checking your passport may tell someone else that you're Israeli, and that someone else can tell anyone else... information spreads fast.
If you don't have a dual nationality and another passport you can use, I'd advise you not to go.
Feb 25, 2013 7:43 PM
7I just got back from there after spending several weeks in Hargeisa. I do not have an Israeli passport, but I do have a lot of Israeli stamps in my passport. I had no problems. I commonly told people I was jewish and ran into no issues. The locals are very friendly and like to meet with outsiders. They have been equally screwed by countries from around the world throughout their history, so I think they are generally equitable in their criticism of international governments.
Some people, in fact, had very positive views of Israel in particular. You will find a lot of similarities between Somaliland and Israel in the 50's and 60's (other than the fact that israel had a lot of money supporting it throughout that period). The two countries stand to benefit a great deal from eventually working with one another, as a matter of fact.
Enjoy your stay there.
Mar 19, 2013 7:26 PM
8I know its a bit late to add to this conversation but I just wanted to also bring a more serious note. I have jewish (non Israeli) friends in Hargeisa, they try to keep a low profile but in general are as safe as anyone else. However, my own staff have been known to post things on social media, particularly during the last war in Gaza, about killing all Jews. You might go an be fine, but it is worth knowing that by no means do all people love Israel and Israelis and quite a few do wish them a great deal of harm.
Mar 20, 2013 4:53 AM
9I second what Euridice wrote. I met Jewish people in Hargeisa, they only told their religion to their closest friends. Most Somalilanders could not care less about Israel, however information spreads fast. I'm pretty sure that the Israeli embassy in Nairobi would strongly advise Israeli nationals not to travel to Somaliland on an Israeli passport, unless they're on official travel. You can always contact them and ask.
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