Security Alert

Event: On the night of 14 January 2021, unknown assailants attacked the Gendarmerie Brigade Office in Tadjoura.  Isolated incidents like this have occurred in previous pre-election cycles but it is unclear whether this event represents a politically motivated attack.

In the lead up to the April Djiboutian Presidential Election, American Citizens are advised to exercise increased vigilance and caution and to be aware of their surroundings.  In the event of an emergency, the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti can be reached using the methods below:

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