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
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