Requirements for Entry:
Visit the Embassy of Djibouti website for the most current visa information.
Obtain your visa prior to travel. Visas are no longer issued on arrival.
Overseas inquiries should be made at the nearest Djiboutian embassy or consulate.
Contact the French embassy in countries where there is no Djiboutian consular presence.
World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination, if you have arrived from a yellow-fever prone country
If you are traveling to Djibouti in support of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) activities, follow directions per the Foreign Clearance Guide.
Journalists require a letter of accreditation approved in advance by the Ministry of Communication and Culture. U.S. journalists and other journalists working for U.S.-based media institutions should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section at least two weeks prior to travel to facilitate this accreditation process. Journalists who fail to receive an accreditation letter risk arrest, seizure of equipment, and/or expulsion.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to, or foreign residents of, Djibouti.