As of April 13, restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 remain largely unchanged. The country’s state of health emergency remains in effect until at least June 30.
International TravelTravelers arriving in Cote d’Ivoire will need to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 polymerase (PCR) test result issued at most five days before departure. Travelers will also have to fulfill a travel form and pay XOF 2,000 (USD 3.63). Both the test results and the travel form must be presented upon boarding. Arriving travelers may be screened; those who test positive may be quarantined at a government facility. Travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for two weeks.
Travelers leaving Cote d’Ivoire also require a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most five days before travel. Travelers will also have to complete a travel form and pay XOF 50,000 (USD 90.66). Land and sea borders are reportedly closed to regular commercial passenger travel, but cargo and freight transport are still operating.
Domestic MeasuresAuthorities enforce hygiene and social distancing measures, including the use of facemasks in public spaces and on 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.
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.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (French)
Air Travel Reporting Portal (French)
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