Djibouti's climate is very hot and arid, especially in the summer. From October to April the temperature is cooler, with occasional rain. Cyclones from the Indian Ocean create heavy rains and flash flooding.
Visas are available at the airport in Djibouti for 5000 FDJ (about USD 28$).
Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport connects Djibouti with Paris and London in Europe. It also has flights to Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Egypt, Madagascar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen.
There is a railway between Djibouti City and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, renovated in 2004. It is a journey of more than 700km that takes around 24 hours, with a stop about halfway in Dire Dawa. Reservations are strongly recommended.
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Natural hazards include earthquakes and droughts. Occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean bring heavy rains and flash floods.
There is a reasonably sized US military presence in Djibouti.