Djibouti Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Oct 16, 2003
This Public Announcement is being re-issued without change to remind U.S.
citizens of indications of terrorist threats against American and Western
interests in Djibouti. This supersedes the July 16, 2003, Djibouti Public
Announcement and expires on
January 17, 2004.
The U.S. Government has received indications of terrorist threats in the
region aimed at U.S. and Western interests, including civil aviation. All
American citizens considering travel to Djibouti are advised to reevaluate
their travel plans in light of the current situation.
American citizens in Djibouti should remain vigilant, particularly in public
places frequented by foreigners, such as hotels, restaurants and places of
worship, and should also avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
U.S. citizens planning to travel to Djibouti should consult the Department
of State's Consular Information Sheet for Djibouti, the East Africa Public
Announcement and the most recent Worldwide Caution Public Announcement,
which are available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov. American
citizens may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling
1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or
317-472-2328 from overseas.
U.S. citizens visiting or resident in Djibouti are encouraged to register
with the U.S. Embassy, where they may obtain updated information on travel
and security within Djibouti. American citizens living or traveling in
Djibouti may call the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti at 35-39-95, during and after
normal business hours.