Djibouti visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Djibouti Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigerian citizens can obtain an e-visa to Djibouti, which is 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 stamping.
  • Prospective 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.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Djibouti from any international airport in Nigeria. These international airports can be found in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airways are carriers that fly from Nigeria to Djibouti.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Djibouti, Djibouti is 15 hours, 55 minutes and from Abuja, it is 17 hours, 20 minutes.
  • The Djiboutian Franc is the official currency used in Djibouti.  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. 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 and socket plug used in Djibouti are of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists in Djibouti spend between $50-$100 per day on expenses.
  • The timezone in Djibouti is the East Africa Time (GMT +3), which puts Nigeria 2 behind ahead in time.
  •  Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the capital of Djibouti?

Djibouti City is the capital of Djibouti. It is also the largest city in the country.  It’s known for its 19th-century architecture and the port at the entrance to the Red Sea.


Do I need to be vaccinated before travelling to Djibouti?

Nigerians are expected to provide proof of yellow fever on arrival to Djibouti. Tourists are generally advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before embarking on their trip.


Is Djibouti safe for tourist travel?

Yes. Serious crime or hostility aimed specifically at travelers is very rare, and there's no reason to worry about such in Djibouti. Tourists are advised to take extra care when in crowded areas and markets, as pickpockets may operate, and avoid walking on their own in the Quartier 1, immediately south of Les Caisses market.


Can a pregnant woman travel to Djibouti?

Because of the risk of malaria, pregnant women should not, in general, travel to Djibouti. And if they must travel, they should avoid malaria-reported areas of the country and take other necessary precautions.


Dear All, Please how can a Nigerian traveling to Djibouti apply for visa as there is no link to do that? is it on arrival? if yes, which document will the traveler hold to fly??
Benson-lawani Osa.

4 months ago

How can I apply for visa or what documents should I hold along


amount?