Djibouti

Map of Djibouti

Plugs and Electric in Djibouti

Electricity

Voltage

220 V

Frequency

50 Hz

Plug

European 2-pin round pin attachment plug or round pin plug and receptacle with male grounding pin.

Flight from UK to Djibouti

Daallo Airlines flies direct to Djibouti, otherwise, British Airways, Emirates and Kenya Airways amongst others operate connecting flights there.

Daallo Airlines flights from United Kingdom to Djibouti

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Daallo Airlines operate a flight once a week from London Gatwick to Djibouti. The flight time is approximately 9 hours 30 minutes.

British Airways flights from United Kingdom to Djibouti

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British Airways operate daily flights from London Heathrow which connect in Dubai with Djibouti Airlines before arriving in Djibouti. The flight time is approximately 15 hours 10 minutes.

Emirates flights from United Kingdom to Djibouti

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British Airways operate daily flights from London Heathrow or Gatwick which connect in Dubai with Djibouti Airlines before arriving in Djibouti. The flight time is approximately 18 hours.

Kenya Airways flights from United Kingdom to Djibouti

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Kenya Airways operate daily flights from London Heathrow which connect in Nairobi before arriving in Djibouti. The flight time is approximately 14 hours.

Djibouti Culture and Traditions

The tribes in Djibouti value personal independence and courage and older people are treated with much respect. There are conservative standards of dress here and homosexuality is illegal.

Weather in Djibouti

The climate in Djibouti is extremely hot and dry. The coolest months see temperatures of 29 to 32°C and the hottest months can reach in excess of around 40°C.

Seasonality

It is best to visit between November and April as the temperatures are unbearable outside of these months.

Best Time to Visit Djibouti

To get the most out of your next adventure it makes sense to consider some of the very local factors that combine to make up what you feel is the best time to travel to a destination. Many of these factors are very personal – some people prefer to travel when the weather is not too hot, or sites too crowded – others prefer to travel when a traditional local event is taking place. Taking into account the dates of public holidays can also make sense as these may have an impact on opening times of attractions, shops and restaurants, or might affect public transport or other services. Conversely public holidays can be a time of great local festivities and celebrations providing a feast of local expressionism and culture.

Money Advice for Djibouti

Local Currency

Djibouti Franc (DJF)

General Advice

The currency in Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc. Notes come in denominations of Djf10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500 and coins come in denominations of Djf500, 100, 50, 20 and 10.

Money Exchange

Money can be exchanged at major banks and hotels or at bureaux de change. The bureaux de change tend to stay open all day.

ATM Availability

ATMs are not widely available. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or the American Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Major establishments such as large hotels may accept credit cards but they are not a common method of payment, therefore, it is best to rely on cash.

Travellers Cheques

You are advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars or Euros and Euro and Sterling cheques are not accepted unless marked as ‘External Account’ or ‘Pour Compte Etranger’.

Entry Requirements for Djibouti

Entry Warning

The documentation and fee required for obtaining visas varies according to both your nationality and where you are applying from. It is the sole right of each country to determine who is allowed to enter.

Passport

All passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free.

Taxes

Some countries may charge an arrival or departure tax which may or may not be included in the price of an airline ticket, or may need to be paid in cash on arrival or departure.

Visa Requirements

Travelling from Requirements
Australia Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
Canada Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
Denmark Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
Ireland Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
Netherlands Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
New Zealand Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
South Africa Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
United States Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.
United Kingdom Visitors require a visa. Please contact your nearest embassy.

Other Nationalities

Other nationalities should either contact Travcour UK (see below) or their nearest embassy for up-to-date information prior to departure.

Passport & Visa Service

For assistance with obtaining passports and visas UK-based ‘Travcour’ have been offering travellers a comprehensive and reliable travel document service since 1985. www.travour.com

Transport in Djibouti

Buses

The buses in Djibouti only leave when they are full and they service most towns and villages.

Taxis

Taxis are available from Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil, Djibouti, Dorale and Arta as well as from the airport. The fares increase after dark.

Car Hire

Car hire is available at the airport and in Djibouti.

Driving

Traffic drives on the right hand side of the road and a temporary licence is available from local authorities on presentation of a valid UK driving licence.

Trains

The only train in the country goes to the Ethiopian border.

Boats

There is a daily ferry service from L’Escale in Djibouti to Tadjoura and Obock.

Other

A minibus service which stops on demand is available in Djibouti.

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