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Africa > Djibouti: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 12 04

Active cases: 156

Recovered: 11 725

Deaths: 159

Vaccination count: 39 923

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-20

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
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: Partially Allowed
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.

Tests: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.

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

Information updated on 2021-09-16.

Action taken in the country

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

As of March 22, masks are required inside all buildings.

As of November 11, individuals must have a certificate confirming a negative COVID test within 72 hours of boarding any flight bound for Djibouti. The certificate must not be issued more than 120 hours prior to their arrival in Djibouti.

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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