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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

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

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Djibouti. Attacks can’t be ruled out and could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. See Terrorism

Djibouti remains one of the main routes for those fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Limited arrangements are in place to facilitate onward travel for British nationals arriving in Djibouti. However, the UK government’s ability to help is limited and you’ll be expected to cover the cost of visas, accommodation, insurance and onward travel yourself. Any travel options you pursue are taken at your own risk.

Consular support is limited in Djibouti as there is no British Embassy. The British Honorary Consul in Djibouti can only offer limited help. However, the British Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia can provide consular support to British nationals. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Djibouti, call +44 (0) 20 7008 1500.

Be aware of the risk of banditry 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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Djibouti
Currency: Djibouti Franc (DJF)
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DJF
Dialling Code: 253
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 53,000 in 2008
Languages Spoken:
Afar 42%
Somali 41%
Arabic (official language) 7.3%


Capital City(s):
Djibouti (city)
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Population: 623,891
Latitude: 11.588 Longitude: 43.145



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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