Reconsider travel to Cote d’Ivoire due to crime. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
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Country Summary: Crime continues to be a major public security concern in Côte d’Ivoire. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common. Local police often lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.
Extremist activity occurs frequently in the tri-border region of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali.
Due to ongoing political tensions, demonstrations and protests are likely to occur and could become violent.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Abidjan. Embassy personnel are prohibited from driving outside the cities after dark, including between Abidjan, Grand Bassam, and Assinie.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Cote d’Ivoire.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Côte d’Ivoire has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Côte d’Ivoire:
Northern Border Region – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Extremists have carried out attacks in areas of Mali and Burkina Faso adjacent to Côte d’Ivoire and at an Ivoirian military border post in the town of Kafolo in June 2020. Exercise increased caution and security procedures in remote areas adjacent to the northern border.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.