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Djibouti travel restrictions

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Published on 29.06.2021
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Published on 14.07.2020
Djibouti, Regular Passenger Flights between Djibouti and Yemen to Commence July 17

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19 issued less than 72 hours and not exceeding 120 hours upon arrival in Djibouti.
  • Passengers aged 12 and over will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival in Djibouti. Passengers will be required to remain within the airport until the results are received. Passengers that test positive must quarantine. An antibody test result for Covid-19 will not be accepted.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Crew members.
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Flight Restrictions

published 05.08.2020

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine at their own expense.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Whether arriving by air, land or sea, if you are over 11 years of age, you will also be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-30
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 92097
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 3108
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 9.19
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 3101

COVID-19 vaccination:
The 20 June 2021 Presidential decree makes the COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose), mandatory for all persons over 25 years of age, nationals and internationals residing in Djibouti, who want to travel in or out of Djibouti, with some exception, including for people:
a. suffering from allergies against one of the vaccines components;
b. presenting pathologies with counterindications for the vaccination;
c. pregnant and lactating women (the latter up the 6th month);
d. COVID-19 positive in the last four months;
e. Suffering from acute infection;
f. Those who have an appointment for the administration of COVID vaccines in a foreign country.

For categories a,b,c,d,e, the person’s situation needs to be confirmed through a “Contraindication certificate” issues by the doctor stationed at the vaccinodrome. Such certificate is needed for the person to be able to travel.

For category ‘f’, the authorities confirmed that the person should be able to travel upon presentation of an official document confirming the COVID vaccination appointment in the country of destination (it can be an online certificate/booking).

Upon arrival to Djibouti, all travelers who did not undergo COVID-19 vaccination, including those with negative PCR test will be subject to mandatory home quarantine (timeline being clarified).

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  • Djibouti Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Djibouti: With effect from 21 June, all passengers arriving in Djibouti who cannot show evidence of having been vaccinated, will have to spend 10 days in quarantine in their own accommodation.
    Whether arriving by air, land or sea, if you are over 11 years of age, you will also be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti.
    Passengers who started their journeys or transited South Africa, India or Brazil will not be allowed to enter Djibouti due to increasing concerns about COVID-19 variants. Djiboutian Nationals are not allowed to travel to those countries. Djiboutian Residents should double check with their airline before planning to travel to those countries.
    On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 which can take up to an hour. You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test either by credit card, but as the credit card machines do not always work, cash (dollars, euros accepted) is a more reliable method of payment. If the test result is positive, foreign travellers will have to go into quarantine, at their own expense, at a hotel agreed with those conducting the test or if showing symptoms into the hospital, until testing negative. Djiboutian nationals who test positive can choose to go to a government isolation site at no cost or pay costs of staying at a hotel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Exit rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): All travellers must present a negative PCR test when leaving Djibouti. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *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.
    *Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June 2020 with social distancing measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    29.06.2021
  • Djibouti Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *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 may need to provide evidence of a negative test to airport authorities prior to departure, if required at your destination or for transit. You should contact your airline to check requirements.
    *Entry to Djibouti: Passengers who started their journeys or transited South Africa, India or Brazil will not be allowed to enter Djibouti due to increasing concerns about COVID-19 variants. Djiboutian Nationals are not allowed to travel to those countries. Djiboutian Residents should double check with their airline before planning to travel to those countries. Whether arriving by air, land or sea, you will be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours before you leave your destination and within 120 hours of your arrival in Djibouti. You should arrange to take a private test.
    On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 which can take up to an hour You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test either by credit card, but as the credit card machines do not always work, cash (dollars, euros accepted) is a more reliable method of payment. If the result is positive you will contacted at your accommodation and be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital and remain in quarantine until you test negative. You will cover accommodation costs.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *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.
    *Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June 2020 with social distancing measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    29.04.2021
  • Djibouti International Restrictions:
    Whether arriving by air, land or sea, you will be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours before you leave your destination and within 120 hours of your arrival in Djibouti. Arriving passengers are subject to mandatory 72 hour quarantine and self-isolation.
    On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 and will have to remain at the point of entry until you receive the test results (estimated waiting up to four hours). You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test. If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital and remain in quarantine until you test negative. You will cover accommodation costs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Djibouti: 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.
    *Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June with social distancing measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    27.02.2021
  • Djibouti International Restrictions:
    Whether arriving by air, land or sea, you will be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours before you leave your destination and within 120 hours of your arrival in Djibouti.
    On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 and will have to remain at the point of entry until you receive the test results (estimated waiting up to four hours). You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test. If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital and remain in quarantine until you test negative. You will cover accommodation costs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Djibouti: 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.
    *Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June with social distancing measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    11.11.2020
  • Djibouti International Restrictions:
    Djiboutian air and sea borders are open. Land borders were closed again, except for goods transportation, on 20 October for 15 days following a small increase in COVID cases in Djibouti. 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 may need to provide evidence of a negative test to airport authorities prior to departure, if required at your destination or for transit. You should contact your airline to check requirements.

    * Entry to Djibouti: On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 and will have to remain at the point of entry until you receive the test results (estimated waiting up to four hours). You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test. If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital and remain in quarantine until you test negative. You will cover accommodation costs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Djibouti: 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.
    *Accommodation: Hotels were permitted to reopen from 30 June with social distancing measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    20.10.2020
  • Djibouti Government to resume international flights from 18 July (Horn Observer, 17.07.2020). Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport will open to incoming, outgoing flights on 17 July; all passengers will be tested for COVID-19 (OASC, 09.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Djiboutian air, sea and land borders have reopened. The train service to and from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia is also due to reopen.On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 and will have to remain at the point of entry until you receive the test results (estimated waiting up to four hours). You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point. You will have to pay for the test. If your result is negative, you will be free to go to your accommodation. If the result is positive you will be taken to a government designated quarantine hotel or hospital.

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    Internal restrictions:

    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 with social distancing measures in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    23.07.2020
  • Djibouti Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport will open to incoming, outgoing flights on 17 July; all passengers will be tested for COVID-19 (OASC, 09.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Djiboutian airspace is expected to start re-opening from 17 July. The train service to and from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia is also due to reopen. Entry to Djibouti is currently not permitted. Djibouti’s borders and airspace are currently shut except for those providing essential services eg transporting goods. Partial lifting of entry restrictions expected from 17 July. The requirements for entry have not yet been finalised. Travellers are advised to confirm entry requirements before booking travel. This advice will be updated as details are published.
    Air Djibouti has announced special flights from Djibouti to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 16 July and 5 August. Tickets can be purchased directly through Air Djibouti by emailing rapatriement@air-djibouti.com or by calling (+253) 77 54 25 47. A ticket will cost approximately $1,050 USD.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Face coverings should 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 with social distancing measures in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    17.07.2020
  • Djibouti Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport will open to incoming, outgoing flights on 17 July; all passengers will be tested for COVID-19 (OASC, 09.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Djiboutian airspace is expected to start re-opening from 17 July. Entry to Djibouti is currently not permitted. Djibouti’s borders and airspace are currently shut except for those providing essential services eg transporting goods. Partial lifting of entry restrictions expected from 17 July. The requirements for entry have not yet been finalised. Travellers are advised to confirm entry requirements before booking travel. This advice will be updated as details are published.
    Air Djibouti has announced special flights from Djibouti to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 16 July and 5 August. Tickets can be purchased directly through Air Djibouti by emailing rapatriement@air-djibouti.com or by calling (+253) 77 54 25 47. A ticket will cost approximately $1,050 USD.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Face coverings should 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 with social distancing measures in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Government offices and places of worship have reopened with social distancing in place.

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    15.07.2020
  • Djibouti International airport closed through to 1 September. (OSAC, 23.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.
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    Internal restrictions:

    UNHAS ops suspended. The Djiboutian authorities have announced that the lockdown will be gradually lifted. Facemasks are mandatory when out in public. Some shops and public transport will reopen on 17 May, places of worship on 23 May, and restaurants on 15 June.

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    27.06.2020
  • Djibouti International airport closed through to 1 September. (OSAC, 23.06.2020)

    UNHAS ops suspended.

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    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A lockdown will continue to be eased from 17 May. Under the lockdown all public and private entities are closed for a week and staff must stay at home on paid leave. Essential services are exempt (food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations). Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices. Passengers buses and trains will be limited. Schools, mosques, sport events and bars were also closed prior to the lockdown.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Public transport will resume as government plans to begin lifting lockdown measures; border restrictions remain in place (France24,11.05.2020)

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    23.06.2020
  • Djibouti Public transport will resume as government plans to begin lifting lockdown measures; border restrictions remain in place (France24,11.05.2020)

    Djibouti has suspended all flights into the country. UNHAS ops suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights, until 1 September. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. Land and sea borders are closed until 1 September. Those who arrived in Djibouti in the past 14 days to be tested for COVID-19 and stay home for a period of 14 days.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A lockdown will continue to be eased from 17 May. Under the lockdown all public and private entities are closed for a week and staff must stay at home on paid leave. Essential services are exempt (food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations). Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices. Passengers buses and trains will be limited. Schools, mosques, sport events and bars were also closed prior to the lockdown.

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    20.05.2020
  • Djibouti Public transport will resume as government plans to begin lifting lockdown measures; border restrictions remain in place (France24,11.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights. Cargo movements are permitted. Railway and boat travel is also suspended. UNHAS ops suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A lockdown is in place. Under the lockdown all public and private entities are closed for a week and staff must stay at home on paid leave. Essential services are exempt (food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations). Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices. Passengers buses and trains will be limited. Relaxations of restrictions: Djibouti plans to begin lifting lockdown measures from Monday 11 May largely for economic reasons. (France 24, 11.05.2020)

    Source: UNHAS source: https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/en/breaking-news/updates-and-health-advisory-on-the-covid-19-virus https://dj.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-26-march-2020/ https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/afff3e75-13cd-4a8f-be9d-18942a94479e

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    12.05.2020
  • Djibouti On April 30, 2020 the Government of Djibouti extended the countrywide lockdown through at least May 8, 2020

    International restrictions:

    All international travel in and out of Djibouti is suspended, including humanitarian flights. Cargo movements are permitted.
    Railway and boat travel is also suspended.

    UNHAS ops suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A lockdown is in until at least 28 April. Under the lockdown all public and private entities are closed for a week and staff must stay at home on paid leave. Essential services are exempt (food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations).
    Internal transport is subject to restrictions, including passenger limitations and additional sanitisation practices.
    Passengers buses and trains will be limited.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS
    US State Dept, COVID information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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