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If you’re travelling to Djibouti our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements
  • Embassy Contact


General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >


Security Status

High degree of caution. 

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to Djibouti

Irish citizens in Djibouti should monitor developments regularly and follow the advice of local authorities.

All passengers are required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where their journey started. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours from arrival in Djibouti.

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated may be required to spend 10 days in quarantine in their own accommodation.

On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), all passengers 11 years of age and older will be required to take an additional COVID-19 test which will cost $30.

To leave Djibouti, passengers need to show a negative PCR test certificate from the Djiboutian authorities. In addition, Djiboutian Nationals and Djiboutian residents could be asked for evidence of at least one dose of vaccination.

See links to relevant websites below.
Ministry of Health (in French): 

Additional information on COVID-19 can be found via the following links:




World Health Organisation

General Travel Advice

Due to the ongoing threat of terrorism and the volatile security situation in the wider region, we advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti, avoid large crowds and monitor local media. 

We advise against all travel to the area bordering Eritrea due to ongoing tensions between the two countries. 

As there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Djibouti, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, please contact the Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa


Safety and Security

Safety and security

Practical advice

  • Read our Know Before You Go travel guide for useful security tips when travelling abroad
  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Practical advice

  • Read our travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal



Get travel and medical insurance

Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.


Check what vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. We can’t advise you on vaccinations, but you can get information about vaccinations from your local GP or an International Health and Travel Centre.

Evidence of vaccination (in the form of a certificate) can be a requirement for entry to some countries.


Make sure you bring enough medication for your entire trip and for any unexpected delays. You may wish to also bring copies of your prescription in case you lose your medication.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (visa/passport)


It’s advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to Djibouti and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.

If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad, we can help.

What we can do:

  • Issue you a replacement passport that will let you finish your trip, or;
  • Issue you with an emergency travel document to get you home.

We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you. As Ireland does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Djibouti there may be additional complications in processing and application for a new passport.

You should contact the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate to find out what you need to do to apply for a passport. They will also be able to advise you on the fees which apply.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency, please contact the main Embassy number, + 251 11 518 0500

Embassy of Ireland
Guinea Conakry Street
Addis Ababa

Tel: +251 (11) 518 0500
Fax: +251 (11) 552 3032

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.00pm; Friday from 8.30am-11.00am

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