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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Djibouti Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Djibouti is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.2 / 5

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

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Djibouti shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Djibouti), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Somalia (4.9), Eritrea with 3.1 and Ethiopia with 2.6 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Djibouti

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Djibouti.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Djibouti from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Djibouti. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Djibouti.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to the border area with Eritrea, as a long-running border dispute has caused tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea. The security situation remains fragile and further conflict is a possibility.

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Risk för internationell terrorism. Undvik alla resor till gränsen mot Eritrea.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/DJ

Individual rating changes for Djibouti

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Djibouti. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Djibouti changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Djibouti with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Djibouti with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Djibouti with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Djibouti with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Djibouti with a rating of 3.0.

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 23.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Common languages Afar, Arabic, French, Somali
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Djibouti is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • endangered species
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • limited arable land

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • experiences limited volcanic activity; Ardoukoba (298 m) last erupted in 1978; Manda-Inakir, located along the Ethiopian border, is also historically active
  • occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean bring heavy rains and flash floods

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Djibouti. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural processing
  2. construction
  3. shipping

Agriculture products

  1. animal hides
  2. camels
  3. fruits
  4. goats
  5. sheep
  6. vegetables

Djiboutian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Djibouti.

Export products

  1. coffee (in transit)
  2. hides
  3. reexports
  4. scrap metal
  5. skins

Import products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. foods
  5. petroleum products
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Djibouti?

Djibouti is currently rated at 2,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Djibouti is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Djibouti in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Djibouti.

How many travel advisories do you know for Djibouti?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Djibouti.

What is the size of Djibouti?

Djibouti has a size of 23,000 km² or 8,880 mi² which is slightly smaller than Massachusetts.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.