Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Comoros. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp and or visa that will be required. A visa is required, but US citizen travelers may obtain the visa upon entering the country.

US Embassy/Consulate

US does not have an embassy in Comoros; the US Ambassador to Madagascar is accredited to Comoros; US citizens may call US Dept of State (202)-501-4444 for emergencies; alternate contact is the Embassy in Madagascar [261] 20 23 480 00; US Embassy in Antananarivo, Lot 207, Point Liberty, A – Andranoro – Antehiroka, 105 Antananarivo

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Local numbers only


See WHO recommendations


Tropical marine; rainy season (November to May)

Currency (Code)

Comoros francs (KMF)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

220 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E

Plug Type CPlug Type E

Major Languages

Arabic, French, Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

Major Religions

Sunni Muslim 98%, other 2%

Time Difference

UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Mohéli; Fomboni; Anjouan; Grande Comore; Mount Karthala; Moroni

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, tennis

Cultural Practices

It is considered disrespectful for women to show their shoulders, stomach, lower back, knees, or chest.

Tipping Guidelines

Tips of 10% are appreciated for good service.


Spices; gold, pearl, and shell jewelry; woven hats and slippers, pottery, wood carvings, baskets

Traditional Cuisine

Comoros Langouste a la Vanille — fresh lobster and newly harvested vanilla beans; other ingredients include butter, olive oil, shallots, white wine, vinegar, vidalia onions, clover sprouts, and spinach

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022