Djibouti visa requirements for Nigeriens

Travel and visa requirements

Djibouti Visa is not required for Nigeriens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Facilities for an electronic visa is made available for Niger passport holders travelling to Djibouti for a duration of 90 days.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date to Djibouti.
  • The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamps at the port of entry.
  • Intending visitors are expected to have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination. 
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Djibouti and a confirmation of accommodation during the stay is needed.
  • Kenya Airways, Etihad airways, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airways are major carriers that fly from Niger to Djibouti.
  • The estimated flight time from Niamey, Niger to Djibouti is 6 hours, 3 minutes. 
  • The Djiboutian Franc is the official currency used in Djibouti and visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Djibouti is dominated by the Islamic religion with about 94% of the entire population practising it while Christians make up the minority.
  • The languages spoken in Djibouti include Afar, Arabic, Somali and French. Although Somali and Afar are the most widely spoken tongues, Arabic and French serve as the official languages.
  • Djibouti experiences an arid climate consisting of extremely hot and dry weather. From October up till April, the weather is slightly cooler, with a little rainfall. 
  • Samosas, fah-fah and cambaboor served with yoghurt are some of the major dishes served in Djibouti.
  •  Trains, buses and taxis are major means of transportation in Djibouti.
  • The power plugs and sockets in Djibouti are of type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The time zone in Djibouti is the East Africa Time (GMT +3) which means that Djibouti is 2 hours ahead of Niger.
  •  Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Djibouti?

Serious crime or hostility aimed specifically at travellers is very rare in Djibouti. However, travellers are advised to take care in crowded areas and markets as pickpockets may operate. You should also avoid walking alone when you do not understand the language.

What is the capital of Djibouti?

Djibouti city is the capital and largest settlement in Djibouti, situated in the Horn of Africa.

What is the national currency of Djibouti?

The official currency for Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc (DJF). The symbol used for the Franc is Fdj and it is subdivided into centimes; 1 DJF = 100 centimes.

How populous is Djibouti?
Djibouti is a very small country with just over 23,000 square kilometres of area, which ranks 150th in the world. It also has a rather low population estimated at 973,560 in 2019 with a density of just 37 people per square kilometre.