Djibouti Travel Information
Passenger flights to Djibouti have been suspended as
of March 18 and indefinitely.
Djibouti is a relatively stable country. The country
is small and relatively clear. With the revenue
generated from the port and military bases, the
authorities can ensure a great deal of control over the
territory. An effective intelligence apparatus
contributes to this. There is little doubt that the
extensive military presence from countries such as the
United States and France is helping to stabilize the
country. The income from the bases is an important
factor in this regard.
Norway is represented by an honorary consulate in
Djibouti. Responsible Norwegian embassy for Djibouti is
There have been few terrorist attacks against
Djibouti - the only exception in recent times was the
terrorist attack on a restaurant in the center of
Djibouti city in May 2014. This estimate is attributed
to Al-Shabaab. After that time the situation has been
calm. International players perceive the situation in
Djibouti as relatively safe.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens need a visa to stay in Djibouti.
The embassy recommends that you obtain a visa to
Djibouti in advance, although it is possible for
Norwegian citizens to buy a tourist visa on arrival. For
other visas contact the Djibouti Embassy in Brussels.
- Countryaah: Djibouti is the capital
of Djibouti. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
It is recommended that passports have a minimum
period of six months when entering Djibouti.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers are encouraged to consider returning home as
soon as possible - in a safe and quiet manner. Norwegian
citizens residing in Djibouti are asked to follow the
advice, guidance and instructions of local authorities
on how to deal with the situation. To limit the spread
of the virus, Djibouti has suspended passenger flights
from March 18 and indefinitely. Goods will still be
transported by air.
You can find hospitals of international standard in
Djibouti, but they do not cover all specialties.
It is estimated that about 2.5 percent of the adult
population of Djibouti lives with HIV. Unprotected sex
involves a significant risk of infection for HIV and
sexually transmitted diseases.
For information on vaccines see the Public Health
Institute's website. Medications are available, but be
aware that prices may be high. For more information see
WHO's website about Djibouti.
Time difference to Norway: Two hours in winter time
and one hour in summer time
Electricity: 220 V
Language: French, Arabic, Somali and Afar
National telephone code: +253
Currency value: Djibouti franc
Credit card: Accepted for ATM/ATM withdrawal
Normal opening hours: Stores are open 08: 00-12: 00/14:
00-20: 00 and are usually closed on Fridays and public
holidays. Grocery stores are open from 8am to 8pm, open
on Fridays but closed on public holidays. Offices are
open from 7am to 2pm, closed in the afternoon
National holidays are first New Year's Day, Mouloud
May 1, May Al-Isra al Miraj (first day of Ramadan), May
27-28. June Independence Days (two days),
Aid-al-Fitri (end of Ramadan, two days), September 22
Youm Araft, Aid-Al-Adha (two days), October 14 (Muslim
Foreigners must be able to identify themselves on
request and it is recommended that passport copy be