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Africa > Djibouti: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 15 69

Active cases: 74

Recovered: 15 427

Deaths: 189

Vaccination count: 317 428

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative COVID-19 test required for some travelers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Djiboutian air, sea and land borders are open.

Travelers who have received a complete course of COVID-19 vaccination can enter Djibouti with only proof of such vaccination. Travelers without proof of a complete course of vaccination must present a negative COVID test certificate within 72 hours of boarding any flight bound for Djibouti and not more than 120 hours prior to their arrival in Djibouti; all travelers without a complete course of vaccinations will be screened upon arrival and must have a negative result in order to enter.

Travelers without proof of vaccination coming to Djibouti by air/sea/land must be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival at ports of entry and the test must be negative in order for an individual to enter the country.

Upon arrival at Ambouli International Airport, all passengers without proof of vaccination are tested for COVID-19 using a minimally invasive saliva test. Travelers identified with the virus either go into isolation and treatment at a local hospital or quarantine at their hotel. Travelers will have to pay 5000 Fdj or $30 to cover the cost of the COVID-19 saliva test.

Travelers coming to Djibouti must be equipped with protective masks at the time of departure or arrival at the points of entry, respect the physical distance of one meter, if possible, at all stages of the journey and carry a hydro-alcoholic gel throughout the trip.

Some destinations beyond Djibouti require a negative COVID-19 test certificate for entry. Airlines may require passengers heading to these destinations to show a negative COVID-19 test certificate before allowing them to board their flight. Please contact your airline for more information.

Quarantine not required, unless they have a positive COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Tests: Negative COVID-19 test required for some travelers.

Quarantine: Depends
Might be required to quarantine based on the test results.

Information updated on 2023-03-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Restaurants, nightclubs, and the movie theater at Bawadi Mall are currently open.

Masks are required inside all buildings.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 10 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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