Côte d'Ivoire in detail

Entry & Exit Formalities

You will need a visa and a yellow fever certificate for hassle-free entry into the country.

Customs Regulations

Visitors are allowed to bring the following into Côte d'Ivoire:

  • 200 cigarettes
  • 50 cigars
  • 50g of tobacco
  • 250ml of perfume
  • 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of spirits

The following are prohibited:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Guns, explosives and ammunition
  • Knives
  • Plants and plant material
  • Meat and meat products
  • Pets and animals
  • Pornographic material


Everyone except Ecowas (Economic Community of West African States) nationals must arrange a visa in advance.

Visas can be extended at La Sureté Nationale in Abidjan.

Visas for Onward Travel

If you want to travel to several countries in the area, consider the Visa de l'Entente, which allows entry to Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo. This multiple-entry visa is valid for two months and costs €120. Apply for it at the Beninese Embassy in Abidjan.