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Are you set for exploring the wonders of Lake Assal or wandering through the bustling markets of Djibouti City?
Learn all about using cash and cards in Djibouti.
What is the name of Djibouti money?
The name of the money used in Djibouti is the Djiboutian franc, often abbreviated as DJF.
Where is the Djiboutian franc used?
The Djiboutian franc (DJF) is used in Djibouti, a small country in the Horn of Africa. This is the only country where the Djiboutian Franc is officially used as currency.
Where can I get Djiboutian franc?
Finding Djiboutian franc (DJF) in the UK can be challenging, as it’s not a widely stocked currency.
At Manor FX, we offer competitive rates for DJF. Enjoy free home delivery on orders over £750, or collect your Djiboutian francs in-store.
Can you buy Djiboutian francs in the UK?
Yes, you can! However, remember that DJF is less commonly available. Planning and comparing exchange rates is key to getting the best deal.
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Should I exchange money before travelling to Djibouti?
Definitely. Having some local currency, DJF is wise for immediate needs like transport and minor expenses.
What’s the best currency to take to Djibouti?
While DJF is the official currency, USD is widely accepted, especially for significant purchases like tours. Ideally, carry a mix of both.
For specific payments, like safaris, check with the service provider for their preferred currency. New, clean USD bills are often preferred over older ones.
Euros and GBP are accepted in major hotels and tourist spots, but USD is more commonly used.
Having DJF for everyday expenses and USD for bigger transactions is a smart approach for a smooth trip.
Are US dollars accepted in Djibouti?
Yes, US dollars are widely accepted in Djibouti, particularly in hotels and major tourist attractions.
However, the Djiboutian franc (DJF) is generally preferred for smaller purchases and in local markets. Having some local currency on hand for everyday transactions is always a good idea.
Can I use my bank card in Djibouti?
Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted in urban areas. However, cash is king, especially in rural regions or for smaller transactions.
Tip: Inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid issues. Check international card usage fees, too.
Do you need cash in Djibouti?
Card payments are accepted in cities, but cash, particularly in DJF or USD, is preferred. Always have some cash for markets, small towns, or remote areas.
Tip: Bring small DJF denominations for convenience.
Don’t forget to convert any leftover USD and DJF to GBP with Manor FX when you return.
Is it better to use cash or credit card in Djibouti?
Balancing cash and card use is wise. Cards are great for larger expenses in cities, while cash suits smaller, local transactions.
How can I avoid ATM fees in Djibouti?
Here are some ways you can minimise fees:
- Choose ATMs of major banks to minimise fees.
- Withdraw more significant amounts less frequently.
- Check if your bank has partnerships with Djiboutian banks for fee waivers.
- Notify your bank about your travel plans.
- Some stores offer cashback with card purchases – an excellent way to get cash without ATM fees.
Is Djibouti expensive?
Djibouti can be more budget-friendly than Western countries. The cost of living is generally lower, making it an attractive destination.
Accommodation, food, and activities are reasonably priced, making it a cost-effective choice for travellers.
How much money do you need per day in Djibouti?
For a trip to Djibouti, your budget can vary widely depending on your travel style. Here’s a breakdown:
- Approximately 15,000 to 25,000 DJF per day. (Roughly £60 to £100 per day.)
- This budget includes basic accommodations, street food or budget meals, and public transportation.
- About 50,000 to 75,000 DJF per day. (Around £200 to £300 per day.)
- This budget includes comfortable hotels, restaurant dining, private transport or tours, and additional activities.
- Over 100,000 DJF per day. (£400+ per day.)
- This level of spending allows for high-end hotels, gourmet dining, private tours, and exclusive experiences.
Remember, these are estimated figures, and actual costs can vary based on individual preferences, travel season, and specific choices in accommodations, dining, and activities.
Having a little extra for unexpected expenses or indulgences during your travels is always wise.
How does tipping work in Djibouti:
Tipping isn’t mandatory, but appreciated. In restaurants, 5-10% of the bill is customary. Tip guides, drivers, and hotel staff modestly, according to the service quality.
What do I need to know before going to Djibouti?
Before travelling to Djibouti, there are several essential things to consider for a smooth and enjoyable experience:
- Climate and clothing. Djibouti has a hot, arid climate. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen. Stay hydrated, especially if you plan outdoor activities.
- Language. French and Arabic are the official languages, but Somali and Afar are also widely spoken. English might be understood in tourist areas. Learning a few basic phrases in French or Arabic can be helpful.
- Cultural sensitivity. Djibouti is predominantly Muslim. Dress conservatively, especially when visiting mosques and traditional areas. Respect local customs and etiquette.
- Safety and local laws. Stay informed about local laws and customs. Avoid sensitive areas like borders and military zones. Be cautious and respect local guidelines for photography.
- Connectivity. Wi-Fi can be found in hotels and some cafes, but it might not always be reliable. Consider a local SIM card for better connectivity.
- Travel insurance. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance covering medical expenses, accidents, and trip cancellations.
- Emergency numbers. Know the local emergency numbers for police, medical, and fire services.
- Water and food safety. Drink bottled or filtered water. Be cautious with street food and eat at reputable restaurants to avoid foodborne illnesses.
- Transportation. Taxis and rental cars are common for getting around. Negotiate taxi fares beforehand.
Researching and preparing for these aspects will help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip to Djibouti.
Djiboutian banknotes come in various denominations, including but not limited to 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 DJF. Each denomination has its own unique colour and design, making them easily distinguishable.
The design of these banknotes often reflects Djibouti’s rich culture, history, and natural landmarks. They may feature prominent figures, historical events, or significant architectural sites.
Djiboutian coins come in various denominations. Including 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, and 500 Djiboutian francs (DJF). The designs reflect the country’s culture, history, and natural environment.
Coins are widely used for everyday transactions in Djibouti. They’re handy for small purchases, local markets, and public transport fares.
Djibouti’s currency import and export regulations
You can bring in DJF and foreign currency without limits but amounts over USD 10,000 should be declared.
Ordering Djiboutian franc online:
Convert your GBP to DJF easily with Manor FX. We provide the most competitive Djiboutian franc exchange rate.
Enjoy fast and secure delivery to your chosen address. Or pop in to collect your currency at our bureau near Heathrow.
Selling back Djiboutian franc:
Convert your leftover DJF to GBP effortlessly with Manor FX. We offer competitive rates for your unused Djiboutian franc.
Yes, UK citizens do need a visa to enter Djibouti. You can apply for a visa online before your trip or get a visa on arrival at the airport in Djibouti.
Before travelling to Djibouti, it’s essential to get vaccinated to protect yourself. Ensure you’re up to date with routine shots like MMR and flu.
You’ll also need Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines, as these protect against diseases from food and water. If you’re coming from a country with Yellow Fever, you’ll need that vaccine too.
Taking preventive medicine for malaria is a good idea as there’s no vaccine. Check with your doctor beforehand.
The best time to visit Djibouti is between November and January. During these months, the weather is cooler and more comfortable. Ideal for exploring and engaging in outdoor activities.
Djibouti’s climate is generally hot and arid, but this period offers a respite from the intense heat. Especially if you plan to visit outdoor attractions or engage in activities like hiking or snorkelling.
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