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Côte d'Ivoire travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

Published on 30.06.2020
Ivorian airline hopes its recovery can take off

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Côte d'Ivoire
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers entering Cote d’Ivoire must hold a printed Air Travel Declaration (“Déclaration de Déplacement Par Voie Aérienne”) prior to departure to Cote d’Ivoire. This can be accessed here.
  • Passengers aged 11 years and older are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 7 days before departure.
  • Passengers aged 11 years and older travelling from Senegal, not holding a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 7 days before departure, will be refused boarding.
  • Flights departing from or travelling to Mali are currently suspended.
    • This does not apply to flights with prior permission or aircrafts in state of emergency.
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Flight Restrictions

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before arrival starting from the date of sample collection.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be submitted before departure at deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.

Testing / screening for arrivals: If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 7 days prior to travel, before being allowed to board your flight. You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees and a valid negative COVID-19 test result, you may be permitted to enter Côte d’Ivoire.

Testing / screening on departure: For departures, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form at a cost of 2000 XOF. If you are aged 11 or over, you’ll also need to pay 48000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at any of the approved test centres in Abidjan including:

Centre de Cocody St. Jean: Dr. Kragbé – 09 02 87 49.

Centre de Marcory: Dr. Vé – 49 35 57 33.

Centre du Plateau: Dr. Méné – 09 72 39 54.

Centre de Yopougon: Dr. Diakité – 07 75 65 47.

Centre du CHU de Treichville (SMIT): Pr. Eholié – 08 641 080.

The test must be taken no more than 7 days before your date and time of departure. If you’re departing Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll receive an SMS within 48 hours if your COVID-19 test results are negative. The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene will also issue a negative COVID-19 test certificate to passengers, which will be available online to download.

You should bring this certificate with you to the airport when you travel. Your temperature may be checked at the airport. If the temperature reading is higher than 38 degrees, passengers will be transferred to the airport medical facilities for further investigation.

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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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Full Restrictions

  • Côte d’Ivoire International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 7 days prior to travel, before being allowed to board your flight.
    You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees 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 high than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you’ll be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
    Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice.

    Departing Côte d’Ivoire: For departures, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form at a cost of 2000 XOF. All travellers aged 11 and over who are departing Côte d’Ivoire will also need to pay 48000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at a COVID-19 test centre.
    Once you have taken the COVID-19 test, you’ll receive an SMS within 48 hours if your results are negative. The test must be taken no more than 7 days before your date and time of departure. The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene will issue a negative COVID-19 test certificate to passengers, which will be available online to download. You must present this certificate at the airport on the day of travel.
    If you return a positive COVID-19 test, you will not be permitted to travel for a 14-day period.

    Transiting Côte d’Ivoire: You will not require a visa for any airside transit.

    Quarantine requirements: You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

    Data collection: On arrival, you will be required to register your contact details before exiting the airport at the ‘Stop COVID-19’ facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    22.10.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 7 days prior to travel, before being allowed to board your flight.
    You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees 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 high than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you’ll be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
    Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. The e-visa service is not currently operational. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.
    On arrival, you will be required to register your contact details before exiting the airport at the ‘Stop COVID-19’ facility.

    Departures: For departures, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to pay 48000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at one of the following approved test centres in Abidjan: Centre de Cocody St. Jean: Dr. Kragbé – 09 02 87 49. Centre de Marcory: Dr. Vé – 49 35 57 33. Centre du Plateau: Dr. Méné – 09 72 39 54. Centre de Yopougon: Dr. Diakité – 07 75 65 47. Centre du CHU de Treichville (SMIT): Pr. Eholié – 08 641 080.
    Departing passengers will receive an SMS within 72 h if their COVID-19 results are negative. A negative COVID-19 test certificate will be issued to you by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. You must collect the certificate prior to travel from the Institut Pasteur, located inside the CHU Cocody. Contacts details for the Institut Pasteur:
    Landline: (+225) 22 44 11 72. Mobile: (+225) 41 29 59 62.
    You should bring this certificate with you to the airport when you travel. Your temperature may be checked at the airport. If the temperature reading is higher than 38 degrees, passengers will be transferred to the airport medical facilities for further investigation.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    09.10.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in or departing from Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 3 days prior to travel.
    You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form prior to arrival at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees 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 high than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you’ll be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
    Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. The e-visa service is not currently operational. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.
    On arrival, you will be required to register your contact details before exiting the airport at the ‘Stop COVID-19’ facility.

    Departures: For departures, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to pay 48000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at one of the following approved test centres in Abidjan: Centre de Cocody St. Jean: Dr. Kragbé – 09 02 87 49. Centre de Marcory: Dr. Vé – 49 35 57 33. Centre du Plateau: Dr. Méné – 09 72 39 54. Centre de Yopougon: Dr. Diakité – 07 75 65 47. Centre du CHU de Treichville (SMIT): Pr. Eholié – 08 641 080.
    Departing passengers will receive an SMS within 72 h if their COVID-19 results are negative. A negative COVID-19 test certificate will be issued to you by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. You must collect the certificate prior to travel from the Institut Pasteur, located inside the CHU Cocody. Contacts details for the Institut Pasteur:
    Landline: (+225) 22 44 11 72. Mobile: (+225) 41 29 59 62.
    You should bring this certificate with you to the airport when you travel. Your temperature may be checked at the airport. If the temperature reading is higher than 38 degrees, passengers will be transferred to the airport medical facilities for further investigation.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    06.10.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in or departing from Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 3 days prior to travel.
    You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. If you have a temperature below 38 degrees 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 high than 38 degrees and/or an invalid COVID-19 test result on arrival, you’ll be required to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
    Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. The e-visa service is not currently operational. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.
    On arrival, you will be required to register your contact details before exiting the airport at the ‘Stop COVID-19’ facility.

    Departures: For departures, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form at a cost of 2000 XOF. You’ll need to pay 48000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at one of the following approved test centres in Abidjan: Centre de Cocody St. Jean: Dr. Kragbé – 09 02 87 49. Centre de Marcory: Dr. Vé – 49 35 57 33. Centre du Plateau: Dr. Méné – 09 72 39 54. Centre de Yopougon: Dr. Diakité – 07 75 65 47. Centre du CHU de Treichville (SMIT): Pr. Eholié – 08 641 080.
    Departing passengers will receive an SMS within 72 h if their COVID-19 results are negative. A negative COVID-19 test certificate will be issued to you by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. You must collect the certificate prior to travel from the Institut Pasteur, located inside the CHU Cocody. Contacts details for the Institut Pasteur:
    Landline: (+225) 22 44 11 72. Mobile: (+225) 41 29 59 62.
    You should bring this certificate with you to the airport when you travel. Your temperature may be checked at the airport. If the temperature reading is higher than 38 degrees, passengers will be transferred to the airport medical facilities for further investigation.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    15.09.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in or departing from Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 3 days prior to travel.
    You’ll also need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form which will be distributed during your flight by the airline but is also available online . You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. The e-visa service is not currently operational. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The state of emergency has been extended to 31 August. The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    07.09.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes.If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll need to complete the DDVA (air travel declaration) form [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home] which will be distributed during your flight by the airline but is also available online [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home]. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. The e-visa service is not currently operational. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The state of emergency has been extended to 31 August. The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    11.08.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll need to complete the online DDVA (air travel declaration) form [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/] which will be distributed during your flight by the airline but is also available online [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home]. You’ll need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering your contact details. Measures are subject to frequent review so may change at short notice. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire. On arrival, you will be required to register your contact details before exiting the airport at the ‘Stop COVID-19’ facility

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The state of emergency has been extended to 31 August. The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. From 31 July, gatherings authorised by local authorities are allowed. You need to wear face masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres reopen from 31 July.

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    31.07.2020
  • Côte d’Ivoire *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights resumed from 1 July on a limited number of routes. The state of emergency has been extended to 30 July.
    If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll need to complete the online DDVA (air travel declaration) form [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/] before travelling and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing contact information and providing temperature readings. Other measures may also be put in place on arrival. Entry is currently limited to Ivorian nationals, ECOWAS nationals (who do not require visas), residents or other foreign nationals who already hold visas. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Cote d’Ivoire. On arrival, you will be required to fill in a form providing your contact details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed on 26 June.
    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. Within Abidjan, gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not allowed and you need to wear face-masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres will remain closed until the end of July.

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    17.07.2020
  • 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:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Côte d’Ivoire on a limited number of routes. The state of emergency has been extended to 30 July.
    If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll need to complete the online DDVA (air travel declaration) form [https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/] before travelling and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing contact information and providing temperature readings. Other measures may also be put in place on arrival. Entry is currently limited to Ivorian nationals, ECOWAS nationals (who do not require visas), residents or other foreign nationals who already hold visas. You will not require a visa for any airside transit. You will be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Cote d’Ivoire. On arrival, you will be required to fill in a form providing your contact details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The ban on all movement to and from Abidjan was lifted on 15 July. Most hotels and other accommodation are now open. Everyone is required to wear face masks in public areas. Within Abidjan, gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not allowed and you need to wear face-masks in public places. There are hand-washing facilities and/or antibacterial gel available before entering most public buildings and restaurants. Schools and restaurants are open. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theatres will remain closed until the end of July.

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    15.07.2020
  • 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:

    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 Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
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