Djibouti Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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Passports

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

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).

Validity

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.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in the USA
Telephone: (202) 331 0270.
Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in France
Telephone: (01) 4727 4922. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.