Thursday, July 29, 2021

Cote d’Ivoire: Authorities maintaining COVID-19-related measures nationwide as of July 8 /update 26

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Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire are maintaining COVID-19 restrictions as of July 8. The state of health emergency remains in effect through at least Sept. 30.

International TravelLand and sea borders are reportedly closed to regular commercial passenger travel, but cargo and freight transport are still operating.

Permitted arrivals will need to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within five days before departure. Travelers will also have to complete a travel form and pay XOF 25,000. Both the test result and the travel form must be presented upon boarding. Passengers are encouraged to self-isolate for two weeks after arrival.

Travelers leaving Cote d’Ivoire also require a negative PCR test taken at most five days before travel. Travelers will also have to complete a travel form and pay XOF 25,000.

Both arriving and departing passengers may be screened at the airport.

Domestic MeasuresAuthorities enforce hygiene and social distancing measures, including facemasks in public spaces and transportation. Most businesses, including hotels, bars, and other entertainment facilities, are open. Large gatherings have resumed with the approval of local authorities.

Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

Advice

Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Consider delaying traveling if experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as they may prompt increased scrutiny and delays. Liaise with trusted contacts for further updates and guidance. Maintain contact with your diplomatic representation. Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions. Reconsider and reconfirm nonemergency health appointments.

Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (French)Official Government WebsiteAir Travel Reporting Portal (French)

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