Djibouti travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Djibouti with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Djibouti.

Djibouti travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Djibouti with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Djibouti - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Somali, French, Arabic
Currency Djiboutian Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Djibouti weather

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Djibouti travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Djibouti from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Djibouti.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Djibouti travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Djibouti with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Djibouti, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Djibouti covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Djibouti with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Djibouti FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Djibouti including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Djibouti due to Covid-19?

Djibouti is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK. Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for unvaccinated travellers.

Check out Ministry of Health, Djibouti for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Djibouti?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Djibouti. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Djibouti and the UK?

The time difference between Djibouti and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Djibouti?

The main languages spoken in Djibouti are Somali, French and Arabic.

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What is the currency in Djibouti?

The currency in Djibouti is the Djiboutian Franc (DJF).

Which plugs are used in Djibouti?

Djibouti uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Djibouti?

They drive on the right side of the road in Djibouti.

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Do you need a visa for Djibouti?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Djibouti.

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