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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan
March 12, 2020

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abidjan

Location:  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Event:  U.S. government buildings in Abidjan, including the U.S. Embassy, will be closed Friday March 13, the anniversary of the 2016 terrorist attack in Grand Bassam, as a security precaution.  U.S. citizens requiring emergency consular assistance on that date may contact the Embassy at the number(s) below.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid all U.S. government facilities in Cote d’Ivoire on Friday, March 13.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.


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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