Event: Djibouti’s international airport is still scheduled to remain closed to incoming and outgoing passenger flights through September 1, 2020. While some commercial airlines have advertised regular flight availability on their websites throughout July 2020, the U.S. Embassy has learned those flights will be cancelled. The only potential flights we are aware of at this time are the Air Djibouti flights to Paris scheduled for July 1 and July 16, 2020. These are not U.S. government-sponsored flights and passengers must contact the airline directly to purchase tickets.
Please note the potential Air Djibouti flights to Paris on July 1 and July 16 are open only to U.S. citizens and individuals holding European passports. Other nationalities, including passengers holding Yemeni passports, may need a Schengen transit visa in order to transit through Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
Important Notes on Transiting Paris
- U.S. citizens may transit Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) only if they have direct connections to onward flights to the United States. Onward travel must be confirmed before arrival.
- U.S. citizens will not be permitted to leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. There is no hotel within the international zone, so any overnight layover will be in the terminal.
- Food and other services in the transit area are very limited (one small convenient store), so travelers will need to plan for their layover and be prepared to be self-sufficient.
- Every passenger transiting or entering France is required to present a completed International Travel Certificate (attestation) before they board the inbound flight. The form is available in English here.
- Baggage must be checked all the way through to the passenger’s final destination. Transiting passengers are not permitted to exit international zone to collect baggage and re-check it.
Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.
Actions to Take
- Comply with local measures put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations
- Check with your airline regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/ or restrictions
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Djibouti
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States