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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera 2
Typhoid & Polio Yes
malaria 3
Eat Drink 4

Overview

Medical care is inadequate, medicines, bandages, medical instruments and aids have to be purchased in pharmacies before treatment. In no case do hospitals offer western standards. More serious diseases should therefore be treated in other countries. It is important to ensure that you do not buy expired drugs and that the products are of reliable manufacture (US, Europe). It is advisable to take a first-aid kit with you, it should be protected according to the temperatures on the way. Sufficient supplies of drinking water should be taken with you when traveling inland. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who plan to enter the country within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers who do not change planes in Djibouti. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection. To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. Caution should be exercised before consuming fish and seafood that are offered as delicacies in restaurants because of possible algae poisoning. [3] High risk of malaria year-round nationwide, including in cities. Resistance to chloroquine has been reported for the more dangerous species of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, which is common across the country (60% of detected malaria cases in Djibouti). [4] Nationwide there is an increased risk of gastric and intestinal infections. Drinking water is chlorinated and relatively clean, but may cause mild stomach upset. Bottled water is therefore recommended during the first few days of vacation. Drinking water in sealed bottles is considered safe. The water outside of the larger cities may be contaminated and should be sterilized before use. When traveling inland, it is recommended to take a sufficient supply of drinking water with you. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables should be boiled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables should be boiled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables should be boiled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables should be boiled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Fruit should be peeled and vegetables should be boiled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. Effective insect protection is recommended. Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection with hepatitis A. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. Hepatitis B is highly endemic. Vaccination against hepatitis B is also advisable for long-term stays and for children and young people.HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contacts, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk Leishmaniasis transmitted by butterfly gnats does occur. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Every year during the dry season or the “harmattan season”, which lasts from October to May, increased meningococcal meningitis diseases are registered. To protect yourself, you should get vaccinated and avoid large crowds. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. If you are bitten, get medical attention as soon as possible. Tick bite fever occurs nationwide. should be vaccinated and avoid large crowds. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. If you are bitten, get medical attention as soon as possible. Tick bite fever occurs nationwide. should be vaccinated and avoid large crowds. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. If you are bitten, get medical attention as soon as possible. Tick bite fever occurs nationwide.

Money

Currency

1 Djibouti franc = 100 centimes. Currency code: FD, DJF (ISO code). Notes come in denominations of 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 FD; Coins in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 FD. The local currency is tied to the US dollar.

Credit cards

Common credit cards such as Visa (but often not Mastercard) are only accepted in the capital. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. To withdraw cash with a credit card, Visa can be used at the individual ATMs.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in the capital. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used sporadically in the capital at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted in Djibouti.

Bank opening hours

Sat-Thu 07.15-11.45 a.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions.

Currency Exchange

Is possible in the big hotels and banks and authorized exchange offices in the capital, it is recommended to take enough US dollars (newer bills) or euros with you. Most banks are near Place du 27 Juin.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
DJF Djf 1 EUR = 185.93 Djf
1 CHF = 221.37 Djf
1 USD = 178.80 Djf

Djibouti Money