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Cote d’Ivoire (also known as Ivory Coast) is a nation that has a prosperous history due to its production of cocoa. Despite its economic success, Ivory Coast has a history of political turmoil. There remains tension between different ethnic groups and political parties in the country.
The capital city of Cote d’Ivoire is Abidjan (though that is a recent change), the largest city in the country. Cote d’Ivoire’s other major cities include Bouake, Daloa, and Korhogo.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Cote d’Ivoire. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Cote d’Ivoire: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Dengue, malaria and chikungunya are all present in Cote d’Ivoire. Make sure you have repellent and netting. Antimalarials may also be recommended.
Yellow fever, another mosquito-borne disease, is present in Cote d’Ivoire. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
There is currently no cholera outbreak in Cote d’Ivoire. Cases are rare and can be avoided with some health precautions. Despite the lack of a current epidemic, a cholera vaccine is still recommended before travel.
Passport Health clinics throughout the United States carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine available in the US.
A passport and visa are required for entry to Cote d’Ivoire. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also required.
For more information, see our Cote d’Ivoire visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Ivory Coast has three main climates. Equatorial is along the southern coasts. A tropical climate permeates the midlands. Finally, the north has is semi-arid.
Seasons tend to stay the same. Fall is warm and dry, winter is hot and dry and the summer is hot and wet season.
Cote d’Ivoire is under a threat of terrorist activity with the last attack occurring in 2016. Although the country is not a hub for terrorism, it is in an area where terrorist activity is a threat.
The country’s army and police are in a transitional phase right now and may not be properly trained for their jobs. Stay away from any political demonstrations or protests.
Do not travel outside of major cities. Rural areas are hard to reach in Cote d’Ivoire and you will not be protected.
If you are traveling in a large city, you should dress modestly and not show signs of wealth. Tourists that are perceived as wealthy are often targets for robberies and carjackings.
Another popular tourist attraction is Cote d’Ivoire are its mountains. The most popular mountain to visit in the country is Mount Neinkoue, which is over 500 ft tall. The mountain is a popular destination due to its lush forests and dense wildlife. It’s also a part of Tai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In recent years, Tai National Park has also become a popular spot for ecotourism. The government hopes that the opportunity for ecotourism will improve the chimpanzee population. The average camping trip here usually lasts three days.
Other animals include pygmy hippopotamus, leopards, and tree pangolins.
Tai National Park has been found to be home to chimpanzees that carry the Ebola virus. Practice extreme caution.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Cote d’Ivoire:
All Americans visiting Cote d’Ivoire should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Cote d’Ivoire, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Abidjan
Cocody Riviéra Golf, 01 BP 1712 Abidjan 01
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Phone: (+225) 22-49-40-00
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