Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Francophone Games in Abidjan July 21-30

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Côte d’Ivoire that Abidjan will be hosting the Francophone Games from July 21-30, 2017.  U.S. citizens should expect large crowds, traffic disruptions, and enhanced security throughout the city during this time. Information on the Francophone Games is available at the event website: www.abidjan2017.ci We recommend: exercising ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Among Army Elements-Be Aware

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 12 May 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Among Army Elements-Be Aware The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the security situation, as elements of the Ivorian army participate in unrest, similar to that which occurred in January and February. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens exercise caution and carefully ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire

United States Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire – Update 11 January 2017 The past weekend’s events, caused by protesting soldiers, have subsided throughout Cote d’Ivoire.  Shops are open and traffic has returned to normal.  The United States Embassy continues to monitor and evaluate the situation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Security Situation in Abidjan

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military over pay and benefits is spreading around the country, including Abidjan. Areas affected include; Daloa, Bouake, Khorogo, Man, Guiglo, Touba, Odienne, San Pedro, and Camp Akouedo, a military base in Abidjan close to the Palmeraie neighborhood. There are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of armed protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military in the north of Cote d’Ivoire in Daloa, Bouake, and Korhogo. The Embassy has advised official personnel not to travel to or through these cities until the situation is resolved, and recommends that U.S. citizens consider avoiding non-essential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Referendum and Legislative Elections

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that a national Referendum is scheduled for October 30 and Legislative Elections are expected to occur December 18. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, the Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution leading up to, during, and following the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness During Ramadan

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness During Ramadan June 13, 2016 The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain vigilant during Ramadan, generally observed from June 5 to July 5.  Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Shooting in Grand Bassam

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Update on Shooting in Grand Bassam March 13, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Abidjan is aware of an ‎attack in Grand-Bassam. ‎We refer you to the Cote d’Ivoire authorities for the most up-to-date information.   At this time, the Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Côte d’Ivoire to avoid any unnecessary travel until ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting in Grand Bassam

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gun shots in Grand Bassam.   The Embassy advises American citizens in Côte d’Ivoire to defer travel to Grand Bassam and if you are there to shelter in place. Please monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities to stay abreast of the current security environment. For ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy is aware of false stories circulating the week of January 18, 2016 alleging that the U.S. Government issued a warning to U.S. citizens of an impending attack in Côte d’Ivoire.  The U.S. Government issued no such warning and has no information about impending attacks in Côte d’Ivoire.  Nonetheless, given the security situation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens maintain a high level of vigilance during the holiday season.  At this time of the year, you may expect to see increases in robberies and petty crimes as well as banditry on travels upcountry. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Presidential Elections

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cote D’Ivoire that the Presidential election is scheduled for October 25, 2015.  The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens in Côte d’Ivoire maintain a high level of security awareness at all times.  The period leading up to, during, and following the election is a good ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Cocody/Deux Plateau Area

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of protests scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015. The protestors from the opposition parties are expected to assemble around the Hotel Ivoire (in Cocody) between 06:00-10:00 and then march to Radio Television Ivoirienne (RTI) station in Cocody (on Boulevard Latrille) for speeches before continuing their march to Conseil Electoral ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness for September 11 Anniversary

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and be aware of local events to bolster their personal security on and around September 11. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate ...
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Security Message: Security Awareness During Easter Holiday

The United States Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens in Cote d’Ivoire to exercise caution in places such as restaurants, bars, clubs, churches, theaters, shopping centers, museums, and public organized events and to practice heightened personal security during the Easter holiday. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor ...
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Security/Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Child Abductions

United States Embassy Abidjan, Cote-D’Ivoire Security/Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:   Reports of Child Abductions January 31, 2015  To the American Citizen Community: With recent reports of child abductions in the greater Abidjan area, the US Embassy wants to stress the importance of being vigilant for the personal safety of your children.  The crime pattern does ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ivoirian Military Protests

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of protests involving members of the Ivoirian military in Abidjan and several areas throughout the country.  The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is making efforts to address the problems related to soldiers’ back pay and other issues. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around military installations in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

The U.S. Embassy is issuing this message to provide updated information to U.S. citizens about the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. To date there are no confirmed cases of EVD in Côte d’Ivoire. On August 28, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Alert regarding potential implications for travel because ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire is issuing this message in response to the confirmed cases of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) caused by the Ebola virus in Guinea, and suspected cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. There have been no reported cases of VHF in Côte d’Ivoire to date. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor ...
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U.S. Embassy/Abidjan, Cote-d’Ivoire: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President Arrival

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens to the announcement that President Alassane Ouattara is expected to return to Abidjan tomorrow Sunday, March 2, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for lengthy traffic jams and large crowds throughout the city of Abidjan.  While no violence is expected, American Citizens are advised ...
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