Djibouti Import Restrictions

In order to enter Djibouti, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Djibouti government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Djibouti, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Djibouti.

Djibouti Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Djibouti authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Tobacco.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Djibouti prohibits:

  • Animals
  • Alcohols
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and Currency
  • Dangerous Goods haz. or comb. materials
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Pork Products
  • Pornography
  • Religious publications and figures
  • Weights and measures.

Ordinary Letters:

Djibouti does not accept ordinary letters containing articles subject to customs duty.