The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. Embassy personnel. Terrorism-related violence has increased near Cote d’Ivoire’s northern border with Burkina Faso and Mali, and the Embassy’s ability to respond to safety and security developments in these areas is limited. U.S. Embassy employees and their family members are prohibited from traveling to the areas below without approval from the Embassy’s Regional Security Office and the Chief of Mission:
- 10 km north of highway A12 from Guinea east to Ferkessedougou;
- East of highway A3 from Ferkessedougou south to Nogolodougou on highway B312;
- North of highway B312 to Kong;
- On and east of highway B313 from Kong to Kafoudougou-Bambarasso;
- North of Kafoudougou-Bambarasso, Tindene-Bambarasso, Kanieguerna, Sominasse, highway B118 (between Sominasse and Nassian), Talahini, and Nassian;
- On and north of the secondary road from Nassian to Bondoyo, Tianho, Makbene, Kohui, and Peteye at highway A1;
- East of highway A1;
- North of Bondoukou (along the eastern border of highway A1);
- North of the secondary road that runs east from Bondoukou to Boromba, and Ghana
- Comoe National Park.
This prohibition does not include travel to and within the city limits of the following cities along highway A12: Odienne, Madinani, Boundiali, Korhogo, Ferkessedougou, Kong, Kafoudougou-Bambarasso, Tindene-Bambarasso, Kanieguerna, Sominasse, Talahini, Nassian, and Bondoukou.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Review your personal security plans
- 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
- AbjAmcit@state.gov, https://ci.usembassy.gov/
- State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
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