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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
August 6, 2020

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

Location: U.S. Embassy, Riviera Golf and neighborhoods in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, specifically:

  • The Riviera 2 and Boulevard des Martyrs – 2 Plateaux areas.


There are reports of small groups of demonstrators moving about the Riviera 2 and Boulevard des Martyrs-2 Plateaux areas, with reports of tires set on fire and security forces firing tear gas to disperse protestors.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid non-essential movements on streets in and around U.S. Embassy neighborhoods and to and from the U.S. Embassy.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas adjacent to the northern and northeast border region.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events, and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave originals in your hotel safe.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Review the Traveler’s Checklist and have contingency plans for emergency situations.