The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an attack in the vicinity of Lac Assal. In light of this attack, the U.S. Embassy reiterates that it maintains restrictions on travel at night in Djibouti outside the city limits of the capital for all U.S. government personnel. The embassy would like to remind travelers planning road trips that driving at night is extremely dangerous and strongly discouraged on all roads outside of Djibouti City.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings including the Travel Warning for Djibouti, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Djibouti.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, located at Lotissement Haramous Lot # 350B, Djibouti City, Djibouti, at +(253) 21-45-30-00, Sunday through Thursday, 7:30a.m. to 4:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(253) 77-87-72-29.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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