Travel advice for Djibouti.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Djibouti.

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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in US Dollar (USD)

    Local currency / ISO Code

    Djibouti franc DJF

    Currency exchange rate

    DJF 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ DJF 0.00 (07/2015)

    Further Information

    Credit cards


    • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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    Practical Information:

    Time difference with Switzerland

    + 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time

    National language

    Official language

    French and Arabic

    Language capabilities




    Country code for calling Switzerland

    00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


    220 volt / adapter recommended

    Travel documents for Swiss citizens

    Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

    Swiss Embassy / Consulate

    Addis Abeba (Aethiopien), Old Airport / Higher 24, Kebele 13
    Tel. +251 11 371 11 07 / +251 11 371 05 77 / +251 11 371 04 83


    International driver's license required.

    Health situation
    • Do not drink tap water.

    • Mosquito protection advised.

    • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

    • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

    Other information


    • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

    • Travel to border areas with Eritrea and Somalia not advised.

    • Leisure travel in the Gulf of Aden is not advised.

    • Observe elementary safety precautions.

    • Avoid nighttime driving.

    Special legal regulations

    • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

    • Public alcohol consumption is prohibited.

    • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

    Cultural characteristics
    • Djibouti is a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

    • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

    Opening hours


    7.15 - 11.45 h (Sun - Thu)


    8.00 - 12.00 h and 16.00 - 20.00 h (Sat - Thu)

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    While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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