Visa policy of Djibouti

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All visitors to Djibouti must obtain either a visa on arrival to Djibouti, an electronic visa online or a visa from one of the Djiboutian diplomatic missions prior to arrival in Djibouti, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries mentioned below.[1]

Visa exemption[edit]

Nationals of  Singapore who hold ordinary passports do not require a visa for Djibouti.[1]

Additionally, nationals of  China holding passports endorsed "for public affairs" do not require a visa.[1]

A visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with  Kenya in May 2018; however it has yet to come into force.[2]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Ordinary passports[edit]

Visas on arrival are issued at the discretion of the Djibouti immigration authority. Passengers with a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date are able to obtain a visa on arrival. They must hold a return/onward ticket.[3] Visas are issued for stays of up to 90 days.[4]

According to the government of Djibouti, visas are no longer being issued on arrival as of 1 May 2018, and visitors must obtain an eVisa online.[5] However, according to Timatic, nationals of any country can still obtain a visa on arrival.[1]

Other passports[edit]

Nationals of any country who hold either a diplomatic, service or official passport can obtain a visa on arrival.[1][6]


On 18 February 2018, the government of Djibouti introduced an eVisa system for foreign visitors intended to replace the visa on arrival system. Visitors can apply for a transit visa valid for 3 days or a single entry visit visa valid for 31 days. eVisas are issued only for tourism or commerce purposes.[7] Holders of eVisas can only enter Djibouti through Ambouli International Airport.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Twitter".
  3. ^ "Entry requirements - Djibouti travel advice".
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^
  6. ^ "eVisa". Retrieved 24 August 2019. Are you a holder of a diplomatic, service or official passport ?
  7. ^ "eVisa".
  8. ^ "eVisa". Retrieved 24 August 2019. Please notice that eVisa is only valid for Ambouli International Airport.