Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Djibouti

Event: On May 10, 2020 the Government of Djibouti issued a 10-page presidential decree indicating the land and sea borders will remain closed until September 1, 2020. The decree also extended the country wide lockdown until May 17, 2020 and laid out specific elements and projected dates for allowing business and social activities to resume, specifically:

  • Cultural sites and places of worship are closed until May 23;
  • Restaurants may reopen on June 15, with distancing and hygiene measures in place;
  • Hotels can resume normal operations on June 30;
  • Conference rooms, event halls, and cinemas are closed until 1 September;
  • Leisure and amusement sites are closed until June 30;
  • Schools remain closed until 2 Sept, the start of the next school year;
  • Commercial air traffic will resume on September 1.

Update on International Flight Options

The Government of Djibouti announced the suspension of passenger flights through September 1, 2020. U.S. citizens with an urgent need to depart Djibouti are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti by emailing the following information to

  • Full name
  • U.S. passport number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Current location and address
  • Any pre-existing medical conditions or other special needs

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Don Not Travel: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

Actions to Take


U.S. Embassy Djibouti
Lotissment Haramous, Lot# 350-B
Djibouti City, Djibouti
(+253) 21 45 3000
(+253) 77 87 72 29

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-444
Djibouti Country Information
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