Djibouti - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Diplomatic mail and FPO via the US military base. - May 2022

Diplomatic post. - Sep 2020

DPO. - Apr 2018

Between FPO and the pouch, we can get just about anything. Never shipped anything locally. - Jun 2016

FPO or Pouch. Local mail probably doesn't work and I wouldn't try it for anything other than a post card. - Aug 2015

We use the embassy pouch and FPO. - Feb 2013

The embassy receives mail via the pouch. It usually takes about 2 weeks for mail to arrive (from ordering to delivery). You can return items through the pouch. FPO was available, but there was abuse of some sort by someone in the embassy, so we may not be able to use it anymore. - Apr 2010

I heard from local expats that Djibouti's mail system was not dependable. I did subscribe to a French magazine that was delivered monthly via international post. I got 10 out of 12 issues. - Aug 2008

The pouch is very good and you can get things in about 10-14 days. - Apr 2008

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