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Côte d’Ivoire

Getting there & away

At the time of research all borders were open, and buses and bush taxis continue to run, though this is subject to change, and only the crossing from Ghana is currently considered safe for travellers. Buses charge around US$36 to Accra from Abidjan, plus US$0.50 per kilogram for luggage. There will probably also be a whip-round at the border to cover bribes. Buy tickets a day in advance. It’s quicker to take a bush taxi from the Gare de Bassam in Abidjan to the border, walk across and continue in another car.



Côte d’Ivoire is a busy air hub, and you can reach most West African capitals and many other large cities elsewhere in Africa. Many airlines link Abidjan with Paris – only Air France and Air Ivoire fly nonstop – and prices can go as low as US$800 return. SN Brussels has a nonstop connection from Brussels.

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