Exercise increased caution in Cote d’Ivoire due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Reconsider Travel To:
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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Cote d’Ivoire:
Northern Border Region – Level 3: 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 after periodic review with updates to the Level 3 area.