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Monday, 17. June 2019 at 07:23 AM

Djibouti Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Djibouti is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Djibouti is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Djibouti shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Djibouti), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Somalia (5), Eritrea with 3.4 and Ethiopia with 2.9 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Djibouti.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/djibouti-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/djibouti

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Djibouti due to the threat from terrorism.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/djibouti

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Djibouti due to the threat from terrorism.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/djibouti/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Djibouti against all travel to the border with Eritrea. Following the military clashes between Djibouti and Eritrea in 2008, the situation remains fragile, and further conflict is possible. Travellers must exercise great caution if travelling to remote areas, such ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

About Djibouti

Djibouti with its capital Djibouti is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly smaller than Massachusetts (23,000 km²). The country is located Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia. The climate can be described as desert; torrid, dry. The landscape is coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains. With a population of about 0.51 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Djibouti
Population less than one million
Size 23000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Common languages French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Timezone Africa/Djibouti with UTC offset of 3 hour(s)
Currency Franc (short: DJF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +253
Internet Top Level Domain .dj
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 DJ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 DJI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 262