Côte d’Ivoire (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.09.2021
1. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
3. A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be submitted before departure at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci. The form must be printed and presented upon arrival.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
5. Passengers arriving from Senegal and Tunisia are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

Land and maritime borders remain closed, while incoming and outgoing air travel is authorized. Cargo shipments never ceased.

All travelers departing from, arriving in, and transiting through Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (FHB) are required, in addition to following all health measures related to COVID-19, to fill in an Air Travel Declaration Form (Déclaration de Déplacement par Voie Aérienne – DDVA) and pay the fees online at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/

Effective January 21, 2021, all inbound air travelers are required to present negative COVID-19 PCR test results dated no more than five (5) days from their arrival date in Cote d’Ivoire. Outbound travelers are also required to present negative COVID-19 PCR test results dated no more than five (5) days before their departure.

At this time, arriving passengers are encouraged to quarantine at home for two weeks and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. The rules for quarantine may change at any time with minimal notice.

Lockdown Details

On July 1, the Ivoirian government extended the Health State of Emergency through September 30 and called for stronger enforcement of protective health measures. Social distancing, the wearing of masks, and a reduction in non-essential movements are encouraged.

Domestic and international airlines are offering limited commercial flight services.

Primary and secondary schools, as well as universities, are open.

Restaurants, maquis, bars, night clubs, and entertainment venues are open and expected to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Travel from the greater Abidjan area to and from the rest of the country is permitted.

Face masks/cloth face coverings remain mandatory in all public spaces, including in vehicles.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co