Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Event: As of July 9, 2020, the Ivoirian Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 11,750 COVID-19 cases in the country, including 79 deaths and 5,752 recoveries, leaving 5,919 active cases.
The closure of Cote d’Ivoire’s land border, the State of Emergency, and the isolation of the Greater Abidjan region remains in place through July 15, 2020. Bars, clubs and other entertainment venues are also to remain closed in Abidjan and gatherings remain limited to 50 or fewer individuals.
As domestic and international flights resume in July, the Minister of Transport of Cote d’Ivoire has introduced a new system of mandatory passenger declaration for air passengers. All travelers departing from, arriving in, and transiting through Côte d’Ivoire are required, in addition to following all health measures related to COVID-19, to fill in an Air Travel Declaration Form (Déclaration de Déplacement par Voie Aérienne – DDVA) which should be completed online at: https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/.
The U.S. Embassy is not planning any repatriation flights at this time and cannot provide information on the status of commercial flights. Check directly with commercial airlines for the latest operational information. Regulations and restrictions on exit and re-entry for Cote d’Ivoire can change at any time with minimal notice and travelers should continue to weigh the risks of disruptions in their travel plans against these considerations.
U.S. Embassy Abidjan Consular Operations: Routine consular services remain suspended, including routine passport renewals and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Both non-immigrant and immigrant visa services also remain suspended. If you are a U.S. citizen requiring assistance, including requesting an emergency passport, please contact us by e-mail at ABJAmCit@state.gov. Emergency passports may be issued for individuals who have urgent travel or other compelling need to replace their expiring identification documents.
Actions to Take:
- Respect local Ivoirian laws and health guidelines. Visit the local government COVID-19 website http://www.gouv.ci/Main2.php for updated information.
- If you are sick with COVID-like symptoms, call your health care provider or Cote d’Ivoire’s COVID hotline at 143, 101, 125 or 119.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on local conditions in Cote d’Ivoire.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.
- Visit the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security websites to review the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Abidjan
BP 730 Abidjan Cidex 03
- U.S. Citizens with emergencies: (+225) 2249 4000
Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 2249 4450
- State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Côte d’Ivoire Country Information
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