Reconsider travel to Cote d’Ivoire due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cote d’Ivoire due to COVID-19.
Cote d’Ivoire has lifted travel restrictions between cities and allowed schools and some businesses to reopen. Some international airlines have resumed operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Cote d’Ivoire.
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Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common.
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting areas frequented by foreigners, such as beaches.
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 major cities after dark, including between Abidjan, Grand Bassam, and Assinie.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Cote d’Ivoire:
Northern Border Region – Reconsider Travel
Extremist groups have carried out attacks in adjacent areas of Mali and Burkina Faso. Increased caution and security procedures should be exercised in remote areas adjacent to the northern border.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.