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