Message for U.S. Citizens: Virtual Voting Assistance from FVAP

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to U.S. citizens overseas.  Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP Voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting – including inquiries about the Federal …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:Repatriation Flight Leaving Abidjan on Tuesday, April 21

Consular Message 17 April 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy Abidjan have arranged a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. LPRs departing Abidjan International Airport on the morning of Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Interested passengers will be advised of the airport arrival time in a separate message. This flight will fly from Abidjan International …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Measures to Control COVID-19 (April 10,2020)

As of April 9, the Government of Cote d’Ivoire has confirmed 444 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Presidency of Cote d’Ivoire announced the following new measures in order to control the pandemic: Face masks or cloth face coverings are mandatory when in public in Abidjan. Vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams

Location:  Cote d’Ivoire Event:  The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.  Exercise …

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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, 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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Persists – Stay Aware

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Unrest Persists – Stay Aware 20 January 2017 The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Côte d’Ivoire.  The potential for further unrest in Côte d’Ivoire persists.  The Embassy has lifted travel restrictions for official U.S. government employees and their families.  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters, this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: On-Going Violence in Bouake

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of on-going violent clashes in and around Bouake in central Côte d’Ivoire over increases in electricity prices.  Several injuries and one death have been reported.  The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution and avoid Bouake until the violence has subsided, and to stay current with media coverage of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that local authorities are conducting an investigation into the attacks in Grand-Bassam on March 13.  If possible, U.S. citizens should avoid unnecessary travel up-country at this time. The Department of Defense issued a travel advisory on March 15 that places restrictions on unofficial, i.e., personal, travel by …

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