eVisa Djibouti ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ

Up to 14 or 90 days

Since 2018, the Republic of Djibouti has been issuing e-Visas (electronic visas) for nationals of all countries in the world, except Singapore and China, which are visa-exempt. It is strictly impossible to apply for a visa on arrival in Djibouti. These visas are valid for a single entry and allow a maximum stay of 14 or 90 days, depending on the type of visa chosen.

e-Visas for Djibouti are a simple and practical solution for travelers to this country. They save time and money, as there is no need to visit a Djibouti diplomatic representation. Processing an e-Visa application generally takes 72 hours. The visa is sent by e-mail to the applicant.

How to apply for a Djibouti eVisa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about eVisa Djibouti

Djibouti, a jewel in the Horn of Africa, is attracting more and more travelers thanks to its stunning landscapes and rich culture. If you're planning to visit this fascinating country, it's essential to understand the process of obtaining an e-Visa.

What is the e-Visa for Djibouti?

The e-Visa for Djibouti is a electronic visa which allows foreign travelers to enter and stay in Djibouti. There are 2 main types of e-Visa: a short-stay visa (up to 14 days) and a long-stay visa (up to 90 days).

Required documents

To obtain an e-Visa for Djibouti, travellers must provide the following documents:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from Djibouti
  • A recent color passport photo
  • Proof of travel, such as a round-trip plane ticket
  • Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation, letter of invitation, etc.)

Validity and duration of stay

Short-stay visas are valid for up to 14 days.
Long-stay visas are valid for up to 90 days.

The visa is valid from the date of entry into the country.

e-Visas for Djibouti may be issued for a variety of reasons, including :

  • Tourism
  • Family or friendly visits
  • Business
  • Participation in conferences and cultural events
  • Transit

Eligible and exempt nationalities

Most nationalities are eligible for a Djibouti e-Visa, except Singapore and China, which are exempt.

Djibouti e-Visa Application Process

  • The visa application can be completed online on the official Djibouti government website or via our dedicated form.
    We will do our best to pre-check your documents to avoid rejection.
  • Visa fees are paid online when the application is submitted.
  • Once approved, the e-Visa is e-mailed to the applicant.

Make sure all the information you provide is accurate to avoid delays or refusals. Plan your trip taking into account visa processing times. On arrival in Djibouti, present your printed e-Visa to immigration officials. The airline may check the document on boarding.

When should I apply for an e-Visa for Djibouti?

We advise you to make your request at least 1 week before your departure. Processing time is only 72 hours for urgent departures.

How do I find my eVisa for Djibouti?

If the application was not made via our services, you can retrieve your e-Visa from the official website, in the "I want to track my application" section.I want to track my application". As a reminder, the e-Visa is only sent by e-mail at the time of application.

What documents do I need to apply for an e-visa for Djibouti?

To apply for an electronic visa for Djibouti, you will need the following documents:

  • A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into Djibouti.
  • A recent passport photo, in color and with a white background.
  • A copy of your flight itinerary showing your name, arrival and departure dates.
  • A copy of your hotel reservation details or proof of accommodation in Djibouti.

Can I apply for a visa on arrival in Djibouti?

No visas will be issued at the airport or any other border point as of February 1, 2018.

How long is an eVisa valid for Djibouti?

The validity period of your eVisa begins on the date you specify in your application. You can enter the Republic of Djibouti on any date within this validity period.

Can I use my evisa for several stays in Djibouti?

The eVisa is valid for one entry only.

For what reasons do I need to apply for an e-visa to travel to Djibouti?

If you are planning to visit Djibouti for tourism or business, you must apply for an electronic visa.

I'm just passing through Djibouti, do I need to apply for a visa?

Travelers in transit, who do not leave the international zone, do not need to apply for a visa, no matter how long they are in transit. If you wish to leave the airport, you will need to apply for a visa.

What are the health requirements for entering Djibouti?

No vaccinations are required on arrival, except for yellow fever for travelers from high-risk countries. Vaccinations must be obtained at least 10 days before departure.

My travel dates have changed. Can I change my e-Visa for Djibouti?

Once issued, your e-Visa cannot be modified. If you change the dates of your stay, you will need to submit a new application.

Do minors need an e-Visa for Djibouti?

Yes, minors need an e-Visa to travel to Djibouti, just like adults. Anyone wishing to enter Djibouti must have a valid visa, including children. Parents or guardians can complete and submit the visa application for minors. Visa requirements for minors may vary depending on the minor's nationality and country of residence. It is therefore advisable to check the specific requirements for the minor's country of origin before submitting a visa application.

Can I apply for an e-Visa for Djibouti if I am a refugee or stateless person?

Yes, provided they meet all the requirements for obtaining a visa. However, requirements and procedures may vary depending on the applicant's nationality and country of residence.

Refugees and stateless persons may require additional documentation for their visa application, such as a letter of recommendation from a refugee protection organization or proof of their stateless status.

Can I work with a Djibouti e-Visa?

No, a Djibouti e-Visa does not allow you to work in Djibouti. Djibouti e-Visas are intended for people wishing to visit the country for tourism, business, family or transit purposes. To work in Djibouti, you will need to obtain an appropriate work visa, which may require additional documentation and compliance with specific conditions.

It is also generally necessary to have a job offer from a Djiboutian company and to meet the other conditions required to work in the country.

Can I study with a Djibouti e-Visa?

It is possible to study with a Djibouti e-Visa, but this depends on the duration and type of study envisaged. If you plan to take short-term courses or participate in vocational training for less than three months, you can do so with a Djibouti e-Visa. However, if you plan to pursue long-term studies or attend a Djiboutian school or university, you will need to obtain an appropriate student visa.

What should I do if my e-Visa for Djibouti is refused?

If your Djibouti e-Visa is refused, you may appeal the decision or submit a new application, providing additional information or documents to correct any errors or deficiencies in your original application. The reasons for the refusal of your e-Visa should be stated in the refusal notification you have received. It is important to understand these reasons and correct any problems before submitting a new application.

Can I apply for an e-Visa for Djibouti if I am a national of a country other than the one in which I live?

Yes, it is possible to apply for an e-Visa for Djibouti even if you are a national of an eligible country other than the one in which you reside.

Do I need to present any additional documents on arrival in addition to my e-Visa for Djibouti?

In addition to your e-Visa for Djibouti, you will need to present additional documents on arrival in the country. These documents may vary depending on your nationality, the length of your stay and the reason for your trip.

Documents you may need to present on arrival include:

  • Your passport: You must present a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining on the date of entry into Djibouti.
  • Your airline ticket: You must present proof of your return or onward ticket.
  • Proof of accommodation: You'll need to present proof of your accommodation in Djibouti, such as a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a friend or company.
  • Proof of sufficient funds: You may need to show proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses in Djibouti, such as a bank statement or a letter from your employer confirming your solvency.
  • Proof of vaccination: You may need to show proof of vaccination against certain diseases, such as yellow fever, if you have traveled to a high-risk area before arriving in Djibouti.

How long can I stay in Djibouti with an e-Visa?

The length of stay allowed with an e-Visa for Djibouti depends on the type of visa you have been approved for when you apply online. There are three types of e-Visas for Djibouti:

  • Tourist visa: authorizes a maximum stay of 90 days in Djibouti for tourist activities.
  • Business visa: authorizes a maximum stay of 90 days in Djibouti for commercial activities, such as business meetings, negotiations, conferences, etc.
  • Transit visa: authorizes a maximum stay of 72 hours in Djibouti for travelers in transit, leaving the international zone of the airport.

Can I enter Djibouti by land with an e-Visa?

No, at present, the e-Visa for Djibouti is only valid for travellers arriving by air at Djibouti's Ambouli international airport.

I'm a soldier on a mission in Djibouti. Do I need a visa?

Yes, if you are a member of the military and wish to travel to Djibouti, you will need a visa. The rules for entry to Djibouti are the same for military personnel as for civilians, and the Djibouti e-Visa is also required for all travelers, regardless of their profession.

A member of my family is in the military on the Djibouti base. Do I need a visa?

If you are a family member of a soldier serving on the Djibouti base and need to travel to Djibouti to visit your family, you will need a visa to enter the country.

The e-Visa for Djibouti is currently required for all travelers entering the country, regardless of their reason for travel. Therefore, even if you are a family member of a soldier serving in Djibouti, you must obtain an e-Visa before traveling.

Djibouti: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or precarious hygienic conditions