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Djibouti customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Djibouti to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Djibouti make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Djibouti customs regulations.

Import regulations in Djibouti

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 1 carton of cigarettes.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 bottle of alcohol.

Other Goods

  • 1 bottle of perfume or eau de toilette.
  • Medicine for personal use.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Intellectual or industrial property.
  • Drugs, including narcotic and psychotropic drugs (unless accompanied by a prescription_.
  • Dangers products, including explosives, corrosive or toxic gasses, flammable liquids, oxidants and organic peroxides, and toxic and infectious substances.
  • Radioactive material.
  • Products and objects containing pornographic images and representations.
  • Underwater rifle.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Weapons and ammunition require authorisation from the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Transceivers require authorisation from the Ministry of Communication.
  • Medicines other than for personal use require authorisation issued in the form of a visa by the Ministry of Health.
  • Food products must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin.
  • Precious materials, such as gold, silver, and diamonds, must be accompanied by a valid certificate according to the Kimberly Process and must be transported in a tamper-resistant container.
  • Protected animals species may only be imported in compliance with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). For further information, please visit CITES.
  • Journalists must obtain an authorisation from the Ministry of Communication responsible for the Post and Telecommunications.

Information has been updated: .