Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Location:  Cote d’Ivoire

Event: The Ivoirian presidential election is scheduled for October 31, 2020.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Cote d’Ivoire to maintan a high level of security awareness at all times.  Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, political unrest, demonstrations, and violence in the period leading up to, during, and following the election may occur.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Maintain a low profile.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Abidjan
BP 730 Abidjan Cidex 03
Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
U.S. Citizens with emergencies: (+225) 2249 4000
Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 2249 4450