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COVID-19 Information
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October 5, 2022

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes
    • All travelers, regardless of nationality or citizenship, are required to adhere to the COVID-testing and vaccination rules below.
    • Land and maritime borders remain closed, with the Ministry of Interior allowing crossing on a case-by-case basis.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, if not fully vaccinated.
    • Côte d’Ivoire’s definition of “fully vaccinated” includes those who:
      • received two doses of an approved vaccine; or
      • received two doses of an approved vaccine, plus a booster shot(s); or
      • received a single shot of the J&J vaccine.
    • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival at Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport.
    • Outbound travelers must present proof that they are fully vaccinated or must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. This is a requirement to depart the Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport, no matter the testing or vaccination requirements of the transit or destination country.
    • Outbound travelers who must present a negative PCR test due to destination entry requirements and/or traveler vaccination status must complete a Declaration of Air Travel (Déclaration de Déplacement) form (DDVA). This form is available online here: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home. The Declaration of Air Travel generates a COVID-19 certificate that includes a QR code with the test results that airport authorities will request at the airport.
    • All inbound air travelers who do not meet the vaccination requirements will be subject to mandatory rapid antigen testing upon arrival at Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All inbound air travelers who do not meet the vaccination requirements will be subject to mandatory rapid antigen testing upon arrival at Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing

  • PCR and antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • Test results are routinely available no later than 48 hours after testing. During peak travel times (e.g., around Christmas holidays), test results may not be reliably available within one calendar day.
  • Information on approved testing facilities is available at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/center. Tests cost 25,000 CFA, which must be paid online and cannot be paid in cash at the testing centers.
  • Private medical service providers may offer COVID-19 testing options, including options that promise to provide results within 24 hours. Travelers are advised to review the clinic – as well as the Ivoirian Ministry of Health and CDC – websites carefully to ensure compliance with Côte d’Ivoire and U.S. entry and exit requirements.  The U.S. Embassy has no further information about these or other COVID-19 testing facilities in Côte d’Ivoire.  Information here should not be considered a U.S. Embassy endorsement or recommendation.
  • Public COVID-19 testing is not available at the airport for departing or arriving passengers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Côte d’Ivoire for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes  
    • AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and J&J/Janssen vaccines are available in Côte d’Ivoire.
    • Vaccine eligibility includes all Ivoirians and legal residents aged 12 and older. A list of vaccination sites in the greater Abidjan area may be found online at http://www.sante.gouv.ci/.
    • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No