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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
December 20, 2021

Location:  Côte d’Ivoire, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season there is the potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism in Côte d’Ivoire.

Planned attacks and criminal activity target crowded public locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and other areas frequented by tourists.  Public events, such as demonstrations, holiday events, and celebratory gatherings are also at a higher risk for violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Abidjan
U.S. Citizens with emergencies: (+225) 27 2249 4103
Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 27 2249 4450

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Côte d’Ivoire Country Information

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