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Côte d'Ivoire travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 30.06.2020
Ivorian airline hopes its recovery can take off

Flight Restrictions

published 08.07.2020
1. Flights to Cote d’Ivoire are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine.
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
4. A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be submitted before departure at deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci .

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Quarantine

Confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 are to be quarantined in government-run facilities. The primary location is at the Treichville University Teaching Hospital (CHU) in Abidjan, however the Ivoirian government is actively setting up additional facilities for testing and treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Côte d’Ivoire International flights to resume 1 July, domestic flights resumed on 26 June. (Reuters, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Flights have resumed. Entry is currently limited to Ivorian nationals, ECOWAS nationals (who do not require visas), residents or other foreign nationals who already hold visas. On arrival, travellers will be required to fill in a form providing your contact details. Travellers are advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Cote d’Ivoire.Transiting Cote d’Iviore is permitted, for which airside transit does not require visa. Land borders remain closed until 15 July 2020.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On June 25, Cote d’Ivoire’s land border closure, State of Emergency, and the isolation of the Greater Abidjan region were extended by the National Security Council of Cote d’Ivoire through July 15, 2020. Bars, clubs and other entertainment venues are also to remain closed in Abidjan and gatherings remain limited to 50 or fewer individuals. Restaurants reopened from 15 May but bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres will remain closed until 30 June. Schools have now reopened. The ban on all movement of people to and from Abidjan has been extended until the end of June. For the purpose of the government decree, “Abidjan” includes the District of Abidjan, Dabou, Azaguie, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam, Bonoua, Assinie and up to PK30 on the Abidjan-Yamoussoukro motorway. Within Abidjan gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not permitted. The decree exempts people transporting food supplies, medical and pharmaceutical products, medical evacuations, gas and fuel deliveries, as well as water, electricity, telephony and emergency services.

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    08.07.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire International flights to resume 1 July, domestic flights resumed on 26 June. (Reuters, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Cote d’Ivoire closed land, aviation and maritime borders on March 22, which remains in effect through 1 July. Some international flights will be permitted to resume after 1 July. Domestic air services resumed on June 26. See Air Cote d’Ivoire website. Cargo shipments are not affected. International flights to and from Côte d’Ivoire have been suspended except for humanitarian and security purposes. Land borders remain closed until 15 July 2020.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On June 25, Cote d’Ivoire’s land border closure, State of Emergency, and the isolation of the Greater Abidjan region were extended by the National Security Council of Cote d’Ivoire through July 15, 2020. Bars, clubs and other entertainment venues are also to remain closed in Abidjan and gatherings remain limited to 50 or fewer individuals. Restaurants reopened from 15 May but bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres will remain closed until 30 June. Schools have now reopened. The ban on all movement of people to and from Abidjan has been extended until the end of June. For the purpose of the government decree, “Abidjan” includes the District of Abidjan, Dabou, Azaguie, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam, Bonoua, Assinie and up to PK30 on the Abidjan-Yamoussoukro motorway. Within Abidjan gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not permitted. The decree exempts people transporting food supplies, medical and pharmaceutical products, medical evacuations, gas and fuel deliveries, as well as water, electricity, telephony and emergency services.

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    30.06.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire International flights to resume 1 July, domestic flights 26 June (Reuters, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Cote d’Ivoire closed land, aviation and maritime borders on March 22, which remains in effect through 30 June. Cargo shipments are not affected. International flights to and from Côte d’Ivoire have been suspended except for humanitarian and security purposes.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government declared an end to the nationwide curfew on 15 May. The state of emergency has been extended to 30 June. Restaurants reopened from 15 May but bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres will remain closed until 30 June. Schools have now reopened. The ban on all movement of people to and from Abidjan has been extended until the end of June. For the purpose of the government decree, “Abidjan” includes the District of Abidjan, Dabou, Azaguie, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam, Bonoua, Assinie and up to PK30 on the Abidjan-Yamoussoukro motorway. Within Abidjan gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not permitted. The decree exempts people transporting food supplies, medical and pharmaceutical products, medical evacuations, gas and fuel deliveries, as well as water, electricity, telephony and emergency services.

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    26.06.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight.

    1. Flights to Cote d’Ivoire are suspended.
    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights (medevac, repatriation flights).
    2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in force until at least 31 May. The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam. Unauthorised internal travel between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country is banned. For essential travel only, the request for a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times. Vulnerable individuals (elderly people and people with chronic diseases) are to remain home until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID19 cases. The curfew in the Greater Abidjan was lifted on 15 May. Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May. Gatherings are limited to 200 people

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    02.06.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in force until at least 31 May. The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam. Unauthorised internal travel between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country is banned. For essential travel only, the request for a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times. Vulnerable individuals (elderly people and people with chronic diseases) are to remain home until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions: The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID19 cases. The curfew in the Greater Abidjan was lifted on 15 May. Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May. Gatherings are limited to 200 people

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    27.05.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire has closed its borders.

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in force until at least 31 May. The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam. Unauthorised internal travel between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country is banned. For essential travel only, the request for a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times. Vulnerable individuals (elderly people and people with chronic diseases) are to remain home until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions: The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID19 cases. The curfew in the Greater Abidjan was lifted on 15 May. Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May. Gatherings are limited to 200 people

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    25.05.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in force until at least 31 May. The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam. Unauthorised internal travel between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country is banned. For essential travel only, the request for a laissez-passer permit must be done online 24 hours prior to setting out accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test. The permit remains valid for 72 hours and outside of curfew times. Vulnerable individuals (elderly people and people with chronic diseases) are to remain home until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions: The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID-19 cases. The curfew in the Greater Abidjan was lifted on 15 May. Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May. Gatherings are limited to 200 people.

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    16.05.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire Government to lift curfew in Abidjan on 15 May (News24, 14.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least 31 May and international flights are banned, except for freight. Ivorian citizens will be allowed entry, but subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Greater Abidjan metropolitan area is isolated from the rest of the country at least until 31 May. Greater Abidjan includes the Abidjan Autonomous District and the surrounding towns of Assinie, Azaguie, Bonoua, Dabou and Grand-Bassam. The curfew in the Greater Abidjan is lifted on 15 May.

    Wearing of masks in public remains mandatory. Bars, night clubs and movie theatres remain closed at least until 31 May, while restaurants and ‘maquis’ are allowed to reopen. Schools will be allowed to reopen on 25 May. The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID-19 cases. Gatherings are limited to 200 people. Educational institutions are to reopen. All bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and all show-related establishments are to reopen.

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    15.05.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders will be closed from 22 March at 00:00.
    All air, land and sea passenger traffic is closed/banned, except for freight.
    Ivorian citizens will be allowed entry, but subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been lifted. However, a curfew will be reinstated on areas where the authorities deem it necessary, due to a surge of COVID-19 cases.
    Gatherings are limited to 200 people.
    Educational institutions are to reopen.
    All bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and all show-related establishments are to reopen.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cote-d-ivoire]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://ci.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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