Travellers should consider getting all the routine vaccinations before leaving for Djibouti. These include:
• Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine
• Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine
• Varicella vaccine
• Polio vaccine
• Yearly flu shot
Additionally, you may need to guard against other diseases, but this depends on your activities in Djibouti. They include:
• Hepatitis A (spread through contaminated food and water)
• Typhoid (spread through contaminated food and water)
• Hepatitis B (spread through sexual contact, contaminated needles and blood products)
• Malaria (spread through mosquito bites)
• Rabies (spread through the bites of dogs, bats and other mammals)
The government of Djibouti requires you to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if you are coming from a country where this disease is a risk.
While Djibouti is generally a safe destination to explore, follow the following tips to ensure you have an enjoyable time exploring this African country:
• Keep your valuables out of sight and in a secure place in crowded areas and markets.
• Avoid walking alone, especially in the Quartier 1, south of Les Caisses market, in Djibouti City.
• Stay away from the beaches of Khor Ambado and Dorale late in the afternoon.
• Djibouti has a high level of security. Stay calm and be polite if you find yourself being questioned.