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Djibouti Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Djibouti
Climate Chart for Djibouti

The climate is generally extremely hot and dry, particular between June and August, with the cooler season being from November to April.

Visas are required by all nationals except those of France. Transit visas are valid for 10 days and are available on arrival to nationals of the European Union, Scandinavian countries and the USA. Visas can be obtained from neighbouring countries and where there is no Djibouti embassy they can be obtained from the French embassy.

When you enter the country you are required to show an onward ticket, if you do not have one you may be forced to purchase one at the airport before entering the country - this requirement is generally not applicable if you arrive overland from Ethiopia.

Official Currency:    1 Djiboutian franc=100 centimes
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Some of the hotels and airlines accept major credit cards.


Domestic flights
are available between Ali Sabieh, Tadjoura and Obock.


Buses serve the western and southern regions.


Traffic drives on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is recommended. Car hire is available but is expensive. Roads link all the major villages with the capital and a 4 wheel drive vehicle is necessary to get around.

1st January - New Years' Day
1st May - Worker's Day
27th June - Independence Day
December 25th- Christmas Day
and variable Muslim holidays.

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is: "Type C, E & F"

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