Message for U.S. Citizens: Repatriation Flight Leaving Abidjan on Tuesday, March 31

There are seats still available on the repatriation flight scheduled for Tuesday, March 31.  At this time, there are no additional flights scheduled for repatriations to the U.S.  If you choose to remain in Cote d’Ivoire, you should be prepared to remain for an indefinite period.  The Ambassador encourages all Americans, especially those with a greater …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Repatriation Flight Leaving Abidjan on Tuesday, March 31 to the U.S.

The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy Abidjan have arranged an evacuation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Abidjan International Airport on Tuesday, March 31 at 09:00.  This flight will fly from Abidjan International Airport (ABJ) to Washington, Dulles International Airport (IAD). All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Abidjan

March 27, 2020 From the Ambassador to all American citizens in Cote d’Ivoire: I regret to announce that the special commercial Ethiopian Airlines flight to the United States proposed for Sunday will no longer be possible. Regardless of this disappointing setback, the Embassy continues to work tirelessly to arrange an evacuation flight as soon as …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving Abidjan on Sunday, March 29 to the United States

The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy Abidjan have arranged a special commercial flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Abidjan International Airport on Sunday, March 29 at 09:00.  This flight will fly from Abidjan International Airport (ABJ) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.  You will be …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Location: Cote d’Ivoire    The Ministry of Health in Cote d’Ivoire has announced 72 cases of COVID19 to date.  The Ministry of Security announced March 25 that all travel outside of Abidjan will be prohibited starting at midnight tonight.  The Embassy is working with the Ivorian government to facilitate travel of U.S. citizens for departure flights.       …

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COVID-19 Information

Country Specific Information: Please see FAQ section below for information on repatriation flights for U.S. citizens. Côte d’Ivoire has 218 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of Cote d’Ivoire has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools (from pre-school to university) are closed for 30 days effective March 16. Sporting …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 

Location: Cote d’Ivoire The U.S. Embassy is working to make a direct, commercial flight available to U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States and are unable to do so at this time due to disruptions in aviation caused by the Covid19 pandemic.  No flights have been finalized at this time, but a notice …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 

Location: Cote d’Ivoire     Event:    The Ministry of Health of Cote d’Ivoire has confirmed 14 cases of COVID-19 in Cote d’Ivoire.   On March 20, the Government of Cote d’Ivoire announced that the land, aviation and maritime borders will close on midnight, Sunday March 22 for an indeterminate period of time.  Cargo shipments will not be affected.   The government …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Location:  Cote d’Ivoire  Event:  On March 16, the Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Health announced that there have been six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cote d’Ivoire.  The government of Cote d’Ivoire has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Schools (including pre-schools and universities) are closed for 30 days starting at midnight March 16; sporting events, …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 15, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan

Location:  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Event:  U.S. government buildings in Abidjan, including the U.S. Embassy, will be closed Friday March 13, the anniversary of the 2016 terrorist attack in Grand Bassam, as a security precaution.  U.S. citizens requiring emergency consular assistance on that date may contact the Embassy at the number(s) below. Actions to Take:  Avoid …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cote d’Ivoire Holiday Safety

Event: Holidays in Cote d’Ivoire provide increased risk for terrorism or criminal activity.  There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping. Travelers to Cote d’Ivoire are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Threats posed by terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology exist throughout Cote d’Ivoire.  Extremists continue …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Events for DJ Arafat Funeral

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (August 29, 2019)   Locations:  Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium, Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire IVOSEP Funeral Parlor, Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Williamsville Cemetery, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   Event: The funeral ceremony and procession in honor of popular Ivorian musician DJ Arafat will begin at the Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium …

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Cote d’Ivoire Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory December 11, 2018 Cote d Ivoire – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution   Exercise increased caution in Cote d’Ivoire due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting areas frequented by foreigners, such as beaches. The U.S. government …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (October 2, 2018) Location:  Cocody, Abidjan on Boulevard de France, south of the United States Embassy Event: Demonstrators are setting fires, blocking intersections and moving from the north through the Boulevard de France roundabout, closest to the United States Embassy. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

September 11, 2018 Location: Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody, Abidjan Event: Student demonstrations are taking place on September 11, 2018. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media …

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