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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (November 19, 2022)
November 19, 2022

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (November 19, 2022)

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Event: The holiday season historically sees an increase in crime such as petty theft, residential and commercial break-ins, and robberies. In addition, there are reports of upcoming protests and increased police presence throughout Côte d’Ivoire.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Enroll in STEP and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


U.S. Embassy Abidjan

U.S. Citizen emergencies: (+225) 2249 4103

Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 2249 4450



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Côte d’Ivoire Country Information

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