Djibouti Travel Vaccines and Travel Advisories

If traveling to Djibouti, be prepared to discover a land rich in contrast. This country boasts salt lakes, basaltic plateaus, natural limestone chimneys and sandy deserts which offer plenty of activities. If you look beyond the littoral, you are sure to find beautiful hidden gems in every corner. Whether it be the mangrove forests, the aquatic treasures or the stretches of sand surrounded by mountainous landscapes, Djibouti has something exceptional for all travelers. Diving, snorkelling, kite-surfing and hiking activities are available at the drop of a hat. Do not miss the lunar landscapes of the Abbey lake as the sunsets – likewise with Lake Assal. On a visit to Djibouti, you will also be welcomed by its joyous and festive residents.

The blue waters of Djibouti

Recommended travel vaccinations for Djibouti

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Djibouti

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of Influenza
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Djibouti


Medical Care in Djibouti

Improving the health care system in Djibouti is becoming an urgent necessity, especially with regards to its public sectors. In the capital, it is difficult to access adequate treatment, even for the most basic of treatments. This is due to unsatisfactory medical facilities and equipment, and inefficient care of poor quality. Indeed, national indicators regarding access to basic health care for the population remain very low. Patients must be evacuated to another country in the case of more serious illnesses of accidents.

It is difficult to access good quality medical products throughout the country, hence the need to bring a first aid kit well-stocked with basic medicines used to prevent or treat common diseases.

Remember that ambulance service is inexistent in Djibouti. You can still dial 18 for emergencies.

Is Djibouti Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Border areas Possible landmines between Djibouti-Somalia and Djibouti-Ethiopia
Terrorism Risk present
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Caution in general;Do not travel after dark and stay on paved roads
Public transportation Limited bus and ferry services;Buses are poorly maintained
Piracy Pirate attacks occur in coastal water and also farther out at sea
Health Chikungunya and dengue virus warning
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Djibouti?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both a visa and a passport are required to enter Djibouti. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry.

Yellow fever vaccination is required to enter the country.

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Embassy of Canada to Djibouti information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Djibouti (DJIBOUTI)
Street Address:
Place Lagarde, Djibouti

Tel.: 253-21-35-59-50 or 253-77-81-58-50
Fax: 253-21-35-00-14

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Ethiopia (ADDIS ABABA)
Street Address:
Old Airport Area, Nefas Silk Lafto Sub City,
Kebele 04, House No.122, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel.: 251 (0) 11 317 0000
Fax: 251 (0) 11 317 0040

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Ethiopia.