Is Starlink Available In My Area? These Are All Specified Market Launch Dates

While Starlink is technically able to deliver highspeed internet across the globe, it is ‘only’ available in 70 countries.

That’s because SpaceX, the owner of Starlink, has to first acquire a license to be able to beam signals from space and back to Earth.

We regularly receive comments from readers as to when Starlink will become available in their country of residence (as we maintain a dedicated page on all available Starlink countries and their prices, which you can find here).

The list itself is sorted alphabetically and mainly based on Starlink’s own estimates, user opinions, as well as news surrounding a potential launch.

Afghanistan

Starlink won’t launch in Afghanistan anytime soon, especially in the current political climate.

Algeria

A service date for Starlink in Algeria is currently not specified.

Angola

Starlink service in Angola is set to start in Q3 2024.

Antigua and Barbuda

Starlink will launch in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024.

Aruba

Starlink service in Aruba is expected to start in 2025.

Belarus

Starlink likely won’t launch in Belarus – at least not under the current leadership, which is pro-Russia (see Russia chapter for why that’s the case).

Bahrain

Starlink service in Bahrain is set to start in Q3 2024.

Bangladesh

Starlink is set to launch in Bangladesh in 2025.

A license to operate in the country was previously granted in December 2023.

Belize

Belize will likely allow Starlink service sometime in 2025.

Previously, Starlink expected to launch in the country in 2024 but has since pushed down those estimates.

Bhutan

Starlink will launch in Bhutan in 2024.

Bolivia

Starlink is expected to launch in Bolivia sometime in 2024.

However, according to a user on Reddit, it does currently work when opting in for the Regional Roam plan.

To activate the Regional Roam option, you first need to have the hardware shipped to a nearby country that is licensed (e.g., Chile or Paraguay) and then take the hardware with you to Bolivia.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

A launch date for Starlink in Bosnia & Herzegovina is currently not specified.

Botswana

Starlink service in Botswana is starting in Q3 2024.

Burkina Faso

Starlink service in Burkina Faso is set to start in 2024.

Burundi

Starlink service in Burundi is starting in Q2 2024.

Cabo Verde

Starlink service in Cabo Verde is set to start in 2025.

Cambodia

Starlink is supposed to launch in Cambodia in 2025.

The service seems to be working perfectly fine already, though. A local farmer has installed the hardware back in July 2023 and has been using it ever since.

Cameroon

Starlink service in Cameroon is starting in 2025.

Cayman Islands

Starlink does not have a specified launch date for the Cayman Islands.

It appears that local the regulatory body (called OfRef) is currently withholding any talks due to a) wanting to protect local ISPs and b) an inability to regulate SpaceX/Starlink.

Central African Republic

A service date for Central African Republic is currently not specified.

Chad

Starlink service in Chad is set to start in 2024.

China

China will likely never allow Starlink to operate due to the country’s restrictive internet ecosystem.

Plus, China is actually working on its own satellite constellation, which we covered in more depth here.

Comoros

Starlink service in Comoros is set to start in 2025.

Cook Islands

Starlink service in the Cook Islands is set to start in Q3 2024.

Côte d’Ivoire

Starlink service in Ivory Coast is set to start in 2024.

Cuba

There is no specified launch date for Cuba.

Given the country’s restrictive stance on internet access, it is hard to imagine that Starlink will launch there anytime soon.

Curacao

Starlink will likely be available in Curacao in Q3 of 2024.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Starlink service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is set to start in 2025.

Djibouti

A service date for Djibouti is currently not specified.

Dominica

Starlink service in Dominica is set to start in 2025.

Egypt

Starlink service in Egypt is set to start in 2025.

Equatorial Guinea

Starlink service in Equatorial Guinea is starting in 2024.

Eritrea

A service date for Eritrea is currently not specified.

Ethiopia

A service date for Ethiopia is currently not specified.

Fiji

Starlink service in the Fiji Islands is set to start in 2024.

Gabon

Starlink service in Gabon is set to start in 2024.

Gambia

Starlink service in Gambia is set to start in Q2 2024.

Ghana

Starlink service in Ghana is set to start in Q3 2024.

Guinea

Starlink service in Guinea is set to start in 2025.

Guyana

Starlink is expected to launch in Guyana in 2024.

India

Starlink has a very troubled past in India, which would exceed the limitations of this list.

To make a long story short: the two parties are still fighting over spectrum allotment and ownership details, so regulatory approval is still pending.

We covered this and more in a separate article that you can find here.

Indonesia

Starlink will launch in Indonesia in 2024.

Right now, the Kominfo Ministry is still processing Starlink’s landing rights permit. SpaceX naturally seeks a 100% ownership, which is where conversations have stalled.

Iran

Starlink likely won’t be whitelisted in Iran until a change in leadership occurs.

Iraq

A service date for Starlink in Iraq is currently not specified.

Israel

A service date for Starlink in Israel is currently not specified.

Jordan

Starlink will launch in Jordan in Q3 of 2024.

Kazakhstan

Starlink is launching in Kazakhstan in 2024.

Starlink has been trialed in the country since November 2023 (in 10 local schools). The pilot itself was deemed successful and legislation will be amended to permit general usage.

Interestingly, some users have been connecting to Starlink services illegally and local authorities have been pursuing them (and sellers of terminals) with warnings and fines.

Kiribati

Starlink will launch in Kiribati in 2025.

Kosovo

A launch date for Starlink in the Kosovo is currently not specified.

You could likely acquire a Starlink kit in a close-by country where Starlink is licensed to operate (e.g., Croatia or Romania) via the Regional Roam plan.

Kuwait

Starlink is set to launch in Kuwait sometime in 2025. 

Kyrgyzstan 

Starlink is set to launch in Kyrgyzstan sometime in 2024. 

Laos

Starlink is set to launch in Laos in 2025.

Lebanon

A service date for Starlink in Lebanon is currently not specified.

We previously covered Starlink’s entry in the country in a separate post, which you can find here.

Lesotho

Starlink service in Lesotho is set to start in Q3 2024.

Liberia

Starlink service in Liberia is set to start in 2024.

Libya

A Starlink launch date for Libya is currently not specified.

Madagascar

Madagascar will likely welcome Starlink in Q3 2024.

A license was previously issued and reselling agreements are already in place.

Mali

A Starlink launch date for Mali is currently not specified.

Marshall Islands

Starlink service in Marshall Islands is set to start in 2024.

Mauritania

Starlink service in Mauritania is set to start in Q4 2024.

Mauritius

Starlink projects to launch in Mauritius in 2025.

Micronesia

Starlink projects to launch in Micronesia in 2024.

Montenegro

Starlink service in Montenegro is expected to start in 2024.

Morocco

Starlink service in Morocco is set to start in 2025.

Myanmar

A service date for Starlink in Myanmar is currently not specified.

Namibia

Starlink service in Namibia is set to start in 2024.

Nepal

Starlink is projected to launch in Nepal in 2024.

The Starlink team has previously met with the country’s prime minister to discuss establishing an entity. No update has since been given on whether Starlink has already received a license.

That said, given that Starlink projects a 2024 launch, it certainly won’t be too far off.

Nicaragua

There is currently no estimated launch date for Starlink in Nicaragua.

Niger

Starlink service in Niger is set to start in 2025.

North Korea

I guess this one is pretty self expanatory.

Oman

Starlink will launch in Oman in Q2 of 2024.

Papua New Guinea

Starlink is launching in Papua New Guinea around Q3 of 2024.

Back in January 2024, Starlink received a license to operate in the country.

Qatar

Starlink service in Qatar is set to start in Q2 2024.

Republic of the Congo

Starlink service in the Republic of the Congo is set to start in 2025.

Russia

Starlink won’t launch in Russia anytime soon – at least not until its current president Wladimir Putin relinquishes his power.

The satellite-based internet service has become integral for Ukraine in fighting off Russian offenses, so welcoming Starlink is likely not an option.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Starlink service in Saint Kitts and Nevis is set to start in 2025.

Saint Lucia

Starlink service in Saint Lucia is set to start in 2025.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Starlink service in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is set to start in 2025.

Saudi Arabia

Starlink approval in Saudi Arabia is pending regulatory approval.

Senegal

Starlink service in Senegal is set to start in 2024.

Serbia

Starlink is expected to launch in Serbia in 2025.

You could likely acquire a Starlink kit in a close-by country where Starlink is licensed to operate (e.g., Croatia or Romania) via the Regional Roam plan.

Seychelles

Starlink is set to launch in the Seychelles in 2025.

Sierra Leone

Starlink service in Sierra Leone is set to start in Q3 2024.

Solomon Islands

Starlink service in the Solomon Islands is set to start in 2024.

Somalia

A service date for Somalia is currently not specified.

South Africa

A launch date for Starlink in South Africa is currently not given.

South Korea

Starlink is launching in South Korea in 2024.

Back in May 2023, Starlink received a license to operate in the country.

Starlink will be deployed in Korea under local satellite company KT Sat and initially be adopted by the mobility industry, especially in maritime communications.

South Sudan

A service date for South Sudan is currently not specified.

Sri Lanka

Starlink service is launching in Sri Lanka in 2024.

Sudan

A service date for Sudan is currently not specified.

Suriname

Starlink is expected to launch in Suriname in 2025.

Taiwan

A service date for Starlink in Taiwan has not been specified.

Previous talks broke down as Taiwan’s government imposes a joint ownership while SpaceX naturally seeks a 100% ownership (similar to South Africa).

Others have speculated that Elon Musk’s links to China (Tesla sells a significant percentage of its vehicles in the country) informed parts of the decision as well.

Tajikistan

Starlink is set to launch in Tajikistan in 2024. 

Tanzania

Starlink service in Tanzania is set to start in Q2 2024.

Thailand

Starlink’s approval in Thailand is currently pending regulatory approval.

Back in January 2024, the board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has allowed Starlink to undergo a trial project, which will determine whether it will be allowed to launch.

Togo

Starlink service in Togo is set to start in 2024.

Tonga

Starlink service in Tonga is set to start in 2024.

Tunisia

Starlink service in Tunisia is set to start in 2024.

Turkey

Starlink’s launch in Turkey is currently pending regulatory approval.

Interestingly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked Musk to build a Tesla factory in return for Starlink to be legalized.

That said, internet content in Turkey is somewhat restricted, so approval may be harder to come by.

Turkmenistan

Starlink is set to launch in Turkmenistan in 2024. 

Tuvalu

Starlink service in Tuvalu is starting in 2024.

Uganda

Starlink service in Uganda is starting in Q4 2024.

United Arab Emirates

Starlink service in the United Arab Emirates is currently pending regulatory approval.

Uruguay

Starlink plans to launch in Uruguay in Q3 2024.

Given that Starlink competitor Kuiper, owned by e-commerce behemoth Amazon, has already received a license, it doesn’t seem to far fetched to assume that Starlink will stick to those estimates (to not lose market share early on).

Uzbekistan

Starlink service in Uzbekistan is set to launch in 2025.

Venezuela

No specified launch date for Venezuela.

Much like China or Russia, it seems unlikely that Starlink will launch in Venezuela anytime soon (unless a severe change in political leadership occurs).

Vietnam

Starlink is currently pending regulatory approval in Vietnam.

Western Sahara

Starlink service in Western Sahara is set to start in 2025.

Yemen

Starlink service in Yemen is set to commence in 2024.

Zimbabwe

Starlink service in Zimbabwe is set to start in Q3 2024.