Filming in Djibouti City

Filming in Djibouti City

Filming in Djibouti City. Djibouti City is also known as the “French Hong Kong in the Red Sea”.  Filming in Djibouti City will give you an opportunity to shoot a vibrant mix of old buildings (such as the famous Kempinski Palace), sandy beaches and lively markets.

It is also great for filming Arabic documentary web series and is very much an Arabic cultural and historical center. It’s easy to spend hours wandering around and getting lost among the 19th century structures and exotic buildings in the Capital. Contact us here for Film shooting permit process for filming in Djibouti City the Capital of Djibouti.

Requirements and fees to film in Djibouti City

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Djibouti City. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in Djibouti.

Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructure such as airports and border controls, bridges, and public buildings, as well as of religious sites such as mosques is illegal while filming in Djibouti. Penalties may include arrest, fines and confiscation of your filming equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming in Djibouti City.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot in Djibouti City as below;

Djibouti Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Djibouti. Crew of all nationalities travelling to Djibouti can obtain a visa on arrival. The visa must be applied for at your closest Djiboutian embassy prior to travelling. The visa is valid for up to 30 days. US passport holders see here for more information.

Journalists require a letter of accreditation approved in advance by the Ministry of Communication and Culture Djibouti. U.S. journalists and other journalists working for U.S.-based media institutions should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section at least two weeks prior to travel to facilitate this accreditation process. Journalists who fail to receive an accreditation letter risk arrest, seizure of equipment and/or expulsion. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local South Sudan embassy or Contact us here for the latest travel information to Djibouti.

Djibouti Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Djibouti City depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4x4WD Land Cruisers. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.

Film Fixers in Djibouti to help you film in Djibouti City

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Djibouti and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Djibouti. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Djibouti to help you film in Djibouti City.

Where to Stay during filming in Djibouti City

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Djibouti City range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details. Hotels options include Capital Hotel Djibouti, Sheraton Hotel Djibouti and Djibouti Palace Kempinski among others.

What is the best time to film in Djibouti City

Filming in Djibouti City is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September.

Why use Eco film fixers to film in Djibouti City

Eco film fixers is a local fixer company in Ethiopia, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Ethiopia and Djibouti. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies in Djibouti to make sure that accreditation and filming permits for filming in Djibouti are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Djibouti City.