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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan
January 7, 2020

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan (January 7, 2020)

Seal of Embassy Abidjan


Location: Cote d’Ivoire

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible


U.S. Embassy Abidjan
U.S. Citizens with 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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