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Comoros Travel Information

According to estatelearning, the Comoros (French: Comores, Comorian: Komori, Arabic: Al Qamar) is a state consisting of 3 main islands and a number of smaller islets in the Indian Ocean (Africa). The 3 main islands are Grande Comore (Njazidja), Mohéli (Mevali), and Anjouan (Narvani). The Comoros together with Mayotte (overseas French island) form the Comoros archipelago. The name Comoros comes from the Arabic “Djazair al Kamar” which means “Moon Island”. The Comoros gained independence from France in 1975. The capital of the Comoros is Moroni. A number of major cities in the Comoros are: Mutsamudu, Domoni and Fomboni.

The Comoros are known for the various tropical rainforests, volcanoes, grasslands and the many mountains. The highest mountain (volcano) is the “Le Kartala” with a height of 2,360 meters and can be found on Grande Comore. The islands of the Comoros are ideal for diving. You will find coral reefs, tropical fish, dolphins, sharks and rays.

Where are the Comoros located?

Travel information of Comoros

Official name: Union of the Comoros
Continent: Africa
Area: 2,235 km²
Capital: Moroni
Country code: KM, COM
Population: 850,886 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Federal Republic
Highest point: 2,360 m (Karthala)
Distance (Amsterdam – Moroni): 7,988 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Comoros that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Comoros, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to the Comoros. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Comoros?

Weather and climate
The Comoros has a tropical climate. The average temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees throughout the year.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Comoros can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of the Comoros can be found at Climate info.

Best time
June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to the Comoros. There is precipitation in these months, but not as much as in the other months. In addition, the humidity is less suffocating.

Comoros, Arabic and French are the official languages ​​of the Comoros. In addition, Mwali-Comorese, Ndzwani-Comorese, Plateau Malagasi and Réunion Creole are also spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in the Comoros.
A visa is required. You can purchase this upon arrival in the Comoros for a cash payment of 30 euros. This visa is valid for a maximum of 45 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Tanzania (also for the Comoros):
Embassy of the Comoros in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting the Comoros, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

There is malaria in the Comoros. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In the Comoros people pay with the Comorian franc (KMF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs on the Comoros.

In the Comoros it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour later on the Comoros.
During our winter time it is 2 hours later on the Comoros.
The Comoros has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Comoros can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On the Comoros you have to drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in the Comoros you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Comoros.

On the Comoros you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity in the Comoros can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 17
– Fire: unknown
– Ambulance: 15

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
You will find the latest news related to the Comoros on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Comoros can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from the Comoros end
Comoros official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Comoros is 00269 or +269.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Comoros? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Comoros.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of the Comoros.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Comoros.

An overview of all public holidays in the Comoros can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in the Comoros, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about the Comoros?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Comoros. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Comoros can be found on Protected Planet.
The Comoros is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Comoros? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, perfume and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Comoros.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking at all ages. Forbidden for Muslims.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.

Did you know that…
…The Comoros are of volcanic origin?
…The name Comoros comes from the Arabic “Djazair al Kamar” (Moon Island)?
…98.9% of the population has Islam as their religion?
…60% of the population lives below the poverty line?

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