Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the border with Eritrea. See Local travel

There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks can’t be ruled out and could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. See Terrorism

A suicide bombing at La Chaumiere restaurant in Djibouti city on 24 May resulted in a number of fatalities and serious casualties, including western nationals. Exercise extreme vigilance in public places frequented by foreigners.

There is no British Embassy in Djibouti. The British Honorary Consul in Djibouti can offer limited help. If you need consular assistance outside office hours you should contact the British Embassy in Addis Ababa.

Be aware of the risk of banditry if you travel outside the capital city. See Local travel

Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. See Sea travel

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.