On 31 March 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti City issued a Security Alert warning travelers to avoid areas frequented by Westerners, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Djibouti City

“Event: U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens and U.S. government personnel to avoid popular locations frequented by Westerners, such as shopping areas, hotels, and restaurants, through April 14.”