Somalia – POE Baseline Assessment (June 2020)
IOM assessed a total of 48 PoEs as follows: 12 domestic airports, 6 international airports, 22 land border crossing points, 8 sea border crossing points.
63 per cent (30 of the 48) of the PoEs assessed reported presence of medical personnel.
69 per cent (33 of the 48) of the PoEs assessed did not have an ongoing screening process. This percentage varies according to the PoE type: it raises to 75 per cent (9 of the 12) for domestic airports, 73 per cent for land border crossing points (16 of the 22), 50 per cent for international airports (3 of the 6) , and 63 per cent for sea border crossing points (5 of the 8).
Among the 15 PoEs that had an ongoing screening process, many had limited screening capacities. For example:
- 11 (73%) did not have Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in place, such as handwashing and hygiene materials and facilities (2 of the 3 domestic airports, the 3 international airports, 4 of the 6 land border crossing points and 2 of the 3 sea border crossing points);
- 8 (53%) did not have the list of COVID-19 symptoms clearly posted (1 of the 3 domestic airports, 2 of the 3 international airports, 4 of the 6 land border crossing points and 1 of the 3 sea border crossing points).