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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to the border with Eritrea.

See Local travel

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Djibouti

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Djibouti’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to Djibouti, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Djibouti. Attacks could be indiscriminate and happen at any time. You should be vigilant at all times, especially in in public places frequented by foreigners, such as hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. See Terrorism.

Consular support for British people in Djibouti is provided by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. If you are in Djibouti and need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Addis Ababa on +251 (0)11 617 0100. If you are in the UK and worried about a British person in Djibouti, you can call the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the UK on 0207 008 5000. For routine matters, you can also contact us via our online form.

Be aware of poor road safety if you travel outside the capital city. See Local travel

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