The United States Embassy in Abidjan categorically refutes the widely reported story that it issued a terrorism warning to its citizens in Côte d’Ivoire. No such warning has been distributed. Unfortunately, the story concerning the warning is based on unfounded reporting. This is regrettable and we want to avoid unnecessary alarm among both Americans and Ivoirians.
In view of the security situation in the sub-region, we continue to urge American citizens to exercise proper caution. If there is cause for a more urgent and specific warning, we will make that announcement public, as always, via official statements, our Embassy web site, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, and social media platforms.