Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Security Situation in Abidjan

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military over pay and benefits is spreading around the country, including Abidjan. Areas affected include; Daloa, Bouake, Khorogo, Man, Guiglo, Touba, Odienne, San Pedro, and Camp Akouedo, a military base in Abidjan close to the Palmeraie neighborhood.

There are also reports of some military checkpoints in various parts of Abidjan including Riveria, Ayama, Blvd Francois Mitterrand at Carrefour “Faya”, and Treichville. The Embassy has instructed its staff to stay near their homes and off the roads and recommends U.S. citizens do the same.

For further information about security in Cote d’Ivoire:

  • Visit the website for the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan for up-to-date information.
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Cote d’Ivoire Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire, located in the Riviera Golf neighborhood of the Cocody section of Abidjan, at +225 22-49-40-00, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +225-22-49-44-50.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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