Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Today is the last scheduled day of the campaign rallies before the national elections on April 8.  The following rallies are expected to bring in large crowds with possible road blocks.  Please avoid the following areas.

  • This morning, a campaign rally will take place at the Corniche (avenue George Pompidou) behind the old free zone near Coca Cola.
  • Later in the afternoon another rally will take place in the Hassan Gouled Stadium.  Venice road or port road could be blocked or congested.
  • Also, another major rally will take place in front of Camp Cheik Osman in Balbala.  The bridge near Camp Cheik will likely be blocked or congested.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Djibouti enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti on Twitter and Facebook, and the U.S. Department of State on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti is located at Lotissement Haramous Lot # 350B. You can contact the Consular Section of the Embassy via email at or by phone at, tel. +(253) 21-45-30-00. For after-hours emergencies, please call +(253) 77-87-72-29.