Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Djibouti on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are in Djibouti and have symptoms call the helpline on 1517 immediately and ask for advice.

International travel

Djiboutian air, sea and land borders are open. You should contact airlines direct to get details of scheduled flights. The train service to and from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia has reopened but only for freight. No date has been advertised for the reopening of passenger services.

When leaving Djibouti, you must provide evidence of a negative test to airport authorities.

From 21 June, when leaving Djibouti, foreign residents of Djibouti (as well as Djiboutian nationals) are required to show evidence of having received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine or evidence of an appointment overseas for a vaccine or provide evidence of medical exemption from having the vaccine.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Djibouti.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Local measure

Face coverings must be worn in public and private spaces where social distancing is not possible. Restaurants, shops are open with social distancing measures in place.


Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June 2020 with social distancing measures in place.

Public places and services

Rules and practice about sizes of gatherings permitted are under constant review. You should seek and follow local advice. Government offices, shops, hotels, places of worship are open.

Healthcare in Djibouti

View Health for further details on healthcare in Djibouti.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Djibouti

We will update this page when the Government of Djibouti announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Djibouti national vaccination programme started in March 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. British nationals resident in Djibouti are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. You should follow the advice given to the general public to access vaccines.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Djibouti, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

Website for President of Djibouti

Health Ministry Facebook page