Comoros

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Comoros.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

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

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/lgbtqi.html

Telephone Code

269

Local Emergency Phone

Police 17, Ambulance 772-03-73, Fire 18

Vaccinations

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Comoros: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, influenza, COVID-19.

http://www.who.int/

Climate

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

Muslim, ethnic religionist, Christian, and other

Time Difference

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

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit

Suggested

Road Driving Side

Right

Tourist Destinations

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

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, tennis

Cultural Practices

One must respect and greet one's elders regardless of their social status. A woman may not go out without a head veil.

Tipping Guidelines

Tips of 10% are appreciated for good service.

Souvenirs

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: Tuesday, February 27, 2024