Djibouti in detail

Planning Tips

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure you have a letter of invitation from a local tour operator or a hotel if you're opting for a visa on arrival at the airport
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company that you’re heading away
  • Arrange for appropriate travel insurance

What to Take

  • Credit card (preferably MasterCard)
  • Two-pin continental Europe travel plug
  • Walking shoes
  • French phrasebook
  • Sun cream and sun hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Your diving-certification card (C-card), if you're a diver
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • Phone and laptop – wi-fi is widespread in Djibouti City
  • Euros and US dollars

What to Wear

Loose-fitting, light casual wear is recommended. Although beachwear is fine for hotel pools in Djibouti City, avoid dressing in skimpy clothes elsewhere. Smart casual is generally the rule in most midrange, and all upscale, restaurants in Djibouti City.