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Djibouti Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes


A passport valid for six months beyond the date of departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Djibouti.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except transit passengers not disembarking and continuing their journey by the same aircraft or ship. EU nationals can obtain short-stay (one-month) visas on arrival at the airport, but it's recommended to obtain a visa in advance.

A letter from the host company or individual is required for a tourist visa.

Types and Cost

Tourist and business visas cost around £103 (three months) or around £135 (six months).


Visas are usually valid for three or six months if you apply directly to a Djibouti mission in advance. Visas issued by the French Consulate in the UK are valid for 10 days.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). UK residents can apply to the French Consulate in London or the Djibouti Embassy in Paris or Geneva.

Working days

Allow at least 48 hours for visa processing.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in the USA

Telephone: (202) 331 0270.
Address: NW, 1156 15th Street, Suite 515, Washington, DC, 20005,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in France

Telephone: (01) 4727 4922.
Address: , 26 rue Emile Menier, Paris, 75166,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1600.

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