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Djibouti

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Djibouti
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Djibouti
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Djibouti city


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Only those who tested position upon arrival
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals
Travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil, India or South Africa in the 21 days prior to their arrival will not be allowed to enter Djibouti.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate taken within 72 hours before boarding any flight bound for Djibouti and not more than 120 hours prior to their arrival in Djibouti.
- All passengers over the age of 11 will undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost (30USD). Travellers must wait at the point of entry until results are available, which usually takes up to four hours. Those who test positive will be asked to quarantine in a medical facility or at a hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
(Until further notice)
Other
- All travellers will be screened upon arrival at air, land and sea borders.
- All visitors to Djibouti must obtain an eVisa prior to arrival to Djibouti in accordance with Djiboutian law. Airlines may refuse boarding to individuals not in possession of an eVisa. Visitors can apply for visas online at: https://www.evisa.gouv.dj/?_sm_au_=iVVVSGJpskGqZfSrsQc8jK0RGvGF3#/
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
• Outbound travel for local nationals / residents

According to UK FCO, Djiboutian nationals are banned from travelling to Brazil, India and South Africa due to the development on the new COVID-19 variants.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
When leaving Djibouti, you may need to provide evidence of a negative test to airport authorities prior to departure, if required at your destination or for transit. You should contact your airline to check requirements.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Djibouti

COVID-19 information for Djibouti

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Most business visits are restricted to Djibouti city, which is relatively secure; petty crime remains the main risk. Social unrest can occur, though is usually swiftly – and often forcefully – contained. The presence of French, US and other foreign troops and affiliated personnel makes the country an attractive target for transnational terrorism, though counter-terrorism operations are heightened as a consequence. Security in the formerly troubled northern region – where foreign nationals are unlikely to travel – is gradually improving as Afar rebels in the area continue to disarm, though the risk of banditry remains. Rail travel between Djibouti and Ethiopia is not advised because of the risks of banditry and terrorism along the route, as well as the lack of available support in the event of mechanical failure.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Djibouti
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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