Visa and entry requirements Djibouti:
Passport required

German citizens need a visa to enter the Republic of Djibouti, which can be applied for in advance at the Djiboutian embassy in Berlin.
Visa costs: 50/80 euros depending on the duration of the trip

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Djibouti:

Djibouti is a small republic in East Africa with almost a million inhabitants. It borders Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south and the internationally unrecognized Somali country in the southeast. Yemen is just a few kilometers away on the other side of the Red Sea. Djibouti became independent from France in 1977, so the national language is French as well as Arabic. The official national currency is the Djibouti franc, where 1 euro corresponds to around 205 DJF. However, the US dollar is also welcome in the country.

Djibouti consists mainly of a desert landscape. The country is highly underdeveloped with an unemployment rate of 62%. About half of the population lives in slums.

Due to the special geographical location, several foreign troops are stationed in Djibouti. In addition to the French army, also the military of the USA, Japan, Italy, Germany and China. The international troops' area of responsibility includes, among other things, monitoring shipping traffic from the southern Red Sea via the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Oman.

The port city of Djibouti is the capital of the African state of the same name. The city is now connected to Addis Ababa and Ethiopia by railway. Almost 500,000 people live in the capital, half of the country's population.

Djibouti was the 200th country I visited in the world. On my only visit so far in October 2017, I took a city tour lasting several hours. The city is generally very clean by African standards, with mostly asphalted streets, but there are few real sights. Apart from the Hamoudi Mosque, Menelik Square - the city's landmark, Arta Beach, Assal Lake, Day Forest National Park, Khor Ambado Beach and Abbe Lake, there is not much cultural to see there.

Tourism is still in its infancy there, and the corresponding infrastructure is slowly being expanded, especially for transit travelers. Djibouti's landscape is quite beautiful, so the conditions for fishing and diving tourism are certainly met.