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Cote d'Ivoire

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Cote d'Ivoire
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Cote d'Ivoire
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Northern border regions with Mali and Burkina Faso, and Comoe National Park; Liberian border in Montagnes and Bas-Sassandra districts


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
Air borders remain open subject to strict compliance with barrier measures. All arriving passengers are subject to health checks and systematic monitoring during their stay in Côte d'Ivoire. Land and maritime borders remain closed.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
All passengers must provide a negative PCR test result upon arrival that is no older than five days from collection date. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing requirements.

Travellers must then carry the printed declaration and the negative PCR test result with them to enter the country. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees Celsius and a valid negative COVID-19 test result, you may be permitted to enter Côte d’Ivoire. You will be monitored by SMS tracking for 14 days. If you have a temperature higher than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
(Until further notice)
Declarations
All travellers arriving and transiting must complete and submit an Air Travel Declaration Form (DDVA) via an online portal at: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home. In order for the declaration process to be completed, the traveller must pay an online fee of 2,000 FCFA (approximately US$4).
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Exit requirements
To leave the country all travellers must complete a form available on: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home#procedure The form must be completed within seven days prior to travel. They should carry a copy to show the authorities at the airport (in addition to receiving an electronic copy on their email address).

All travellers regardless of the destination should go to the COVID-19 sampling and screening center to perform a test at most five days before traveling. Only passengers with negative results less than five days old are allowed to travel. The travel declaration and PCR-COVID-19 test cost approximately 25,000 FCFA (€38.11). A list of screening and sampling centres can be found here: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/center

The authorities will also check the temperature once at the airport. If above 38 degrees, travellers will be required to follow the authorities and join the pandemic cell.
(Until further notice)
All land borders remain closed.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
A state of emergency is in place.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
The wearing of masks in public remains mandatory.

Face masks are also mandatory in bus stations and in all public transport

Public gatherings are limited to 50 people.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

22 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Côte d'Ivoire

COVID-19 information for Côte d'Ivoire

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Travellers should take precautions against petty crime and highway banditry, especially when travelling by road in western and northern rural areas. Central residential and business districts of Abidjan (Lagunes) are safe during daylight hours but caution should be exercised everywhere after dark due to the risks posed by crime. Western border areas are subject to sudden, if localised outbreaks of ethnic violence and to the criminal activities of gunmen, including former militias, who engage in highway banditry. Demobilised former rebels also engage in highway banditry in the north, particularly in the vicinity of the borders with Burkina Faso and Mali. Generally, due to residual antagonism between ethnic and political groups dating back to exactions committed during the 2010-11 conflict, there remains a credible potential for ethnically or politically motivated violence, particularly at sensitive times such as election cycles.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Cote d'Ivoire
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverCote d'Ivoire is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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