Law & Policy
Information on law, regulations and public policy pertaining to U.S. Citizen Services can be found on the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs public website.
In the event of an arrest, death, medical or other emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Djibouti, contact the Embassy immediately at (+253) 21-453-000 during business hours or (+253) 77-877-229 after hours. You may also contact the Bureau of Consular Services in Washington, DC, toll free, at 1-888-404-4747 from the U.S. or Canada or using the toll-line at 1-202-501-4444.
These contact numbers are for U.S. Citizen Emergencies ONLY. They are not for visa inquiries.
To contact the Government of Djibouti's Emergency Assistance Services you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
. Police - 17
. Firefighters/Ambulance - 18
. Hopital Général Peltier - 21-35.09.62 / 21-35.27.12 (switchboard)
. Force Armée Djiboutienne - 21-35.03.45
. Djibouti Telecom Information Desk - 12
To contact the private French Military Hospital (Bouffard) you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
. Emergency service - 21-45.01.15
. Reception / Billing office - 21-45.04.47 (Business hours only - Sat-Thu, 06:30-13:00)