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Djibouti visa for Ethiopian citizens

by Juan José Herranz | October 15, 2021
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Djibouti visa requirements for Ethiopians 

To travel to Djibouti you should have the following requirements:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to the country.
  • A Djibouti visa.
  • A coloured passport picture.
  • A hotel reservation or address where you will stay.
  • An invitation letter to the country.
  • Flight tickets.

You can learn more about Djibouti visa requirements for Ethiopians in our guide "What do you need to travel to Djibouti?". There, we talk about travel insurance, currency, weather, vaccines, safety and more from Djibouti.

Is a visa required to travel to Djibouti from Ethiopia?

Yes, currently all Ethiopian nationals intending to enter Djibouti will require a visa. The Djibouti visa for Ethiopian citizens can be applied for online with

Both short (stay of 14 days) and long visas (90 days) are available for different purposes: business, tourism, family visit or just transit. Regardless of the type of visa, the basic requirements do not change.

How much does the Djibouti visa cost for Ethiopian citizens?

The price depends on the type of visa that best suits your trip.

  • The short-stay visa that allows you to stay in the country for up to 14 days and also serves as a transit visa costs 41USD. This includes the government and service fees.
  • The long-stay visa that allows you to stay for 90 days in Djibouti costs 52 USD, and includes government and service fees.

Where is Djibouti's Embassy in Ethiopia?

Djibouti Embassy Addis Ababa

Address: XQVH+G38, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 11 661 3200

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Where is the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti?

Ethiopian Embassy in Bvld. Marechal Foch

Address: Bvld. Marechal Foch, Djibouti
Phone: +253-353519
Fax: +253-354803

Are vaccines required to travel to Djibouti from Ethiopia?

Vaccinations against Covid-19 are mandatory for travelers coming from any country, including Ethiopia. It is also recommended to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, Tetanus, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever and Rabies.

When travelling to Djibouti be careful about basic things, such as not drinking tap water because of possible infections. Make sure to always bring a small first-aid kit because the medical system in Djibouti is quite strict and limited.

What is the time difference between Djibouti and Ethiopia?

There is no time difference between Djibouti and Ethiopia, both share the GMT +3 time zone since they are neighboring countries.

What is the currency of Djibouti and the exchange rate in Ethiopian Birr?

The Djiboutian franc (DJF) is the official currency of Djibouti. Currently, 1 birr is equivalent to 3.88 Djibouti francs, but note that this conversion may change over time. There are many ATMs in Djibouti, but only in the city of Djibouti (the capital). It's advisable to cash out because credit cards are only accepted in high-end hotels.

Are there direct flights from Ethiopia to Djibouti?

Yes, because of their proximity there are several direct flights from Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa to Djibouti with Ethiopian Airlines, with an approximate duration of 1.5 hours.