Empty highway road in a desert with a mountain in the distance


Time Difference: EST + 7 hours   Current Time and Date in Djibouti
Currency: Currency Converter  – Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Djibouti
US Embassy in Djibouti: djibouti.usembassy.gov

Djibouti, is located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 8,958 sq mi. In antiquity, the territory was part of the Land of Punt. The Djibouti area, along with other localities in the Horn region, was later the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates.

Health: CDC Djibouti
What to Pack
Weather: Djibouti Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 225

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)

Diplomatic Missions

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Djibouti to the United Nations
UN site with some information about Djibouti.
US Embassy in Djibouti
Official website of the US embassy.
Ambassade de France en République de Djibouti
French Embassy Djibouti (in French).


Warm Season: April  to October Average daily high temperature of 97°F and low of 85°F 
Cold Season: November to March; Average daily high temperature of 80°F and low of 73°F
Language: French is the official language and English is widely spoken


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