Djiboutian visa for South African citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for South African passport holders visiting Djibouti for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For South African citizens to enter Djibouti for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Djibouti e-visa for South African citizens Eligible
Visa on arrival Djibouti visa on arrival for South African citizens Not Available

Djibouti tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding South African passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Djibouti.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Djibouti.

If you are looking for Djibouti visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from South Africa, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Djibouti nearest your place of residence.

  • Nairobi: The Embassy of in Nairobi, ~ 3569.21 kilometers (2217.80 mi) away from Pretoria, South Africa. (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 56 minutes).
  • Kampala: The Consulate General of in Kampala, ~ 3584.10 kilometers (2227.06 mi) away from Pretoria, South Africa. (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 56 minutes).

Djibouti visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Djibouti diplomatic mission offices to South Africa for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from South Africa traveling to Djibouti from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (South Africa) estimated Change (%)
2008 448 N/A
2009 481 7.37%
2010 423 -12.06%
2011 465 9.93%
2012 498 7.10%
2013 523 5.02%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Djibouti & South Africa comparison

Djibouti's area is approximately 23,180 km2 (8,949 sq mi), while the area of South Africa is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi). This means South Africa is 52.33 times bigger than Djibouti.

As of July 2021, Djibouti's population is ~1.8 million people - 101,360,576 fewer people than the population of South Africa.

We have highlighted Djibouti & South Africa’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Djibouti South Africa Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,833,294 103,193,870 101.4 million fewer people live in Djibouti than South Africa
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 25 124 Djibouti has 99 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with South Africa.
Travel freedom (2021) 14 67 Djibouti passport holders visit 53 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 28 197 Djiboutian hosts 169 fewer foreign missions than South Africa.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from South Africa travel to Djibouti in one year?

The number of visitors from South Africa visiting Djibouti in 2013 was approximately 523.

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  • Djibouti to Pretoria: 4671.92 km (2903.00 mi)
  • Travel time: 9 hours 43 minutes

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