Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Somalia?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Somalia. In Somalia, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Somalia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Somalia
COutlets of type COutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Somalia?

Somalia uses power plugs of type C. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Somalia.

Country information

About Somalia

Flag: About Somalia

Somalia is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 10.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 638 000 km². The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu (1.4 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Somali, Arabic, Italian and English.

The neighbors of Somalia are Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.

TLD: .soCurrency: SOSCountry calling code: +252Country Code : SO
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Somalia?

The voltage in Somalia is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Somalia, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Somalia?

The utility frequency in Somalia is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Somalia.