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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Ivory Coast related to COVID-19?
There are current restrictions for travel to Ivory Coast at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Ivory Coast citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Cote d’Ivoire has resumed flights in a limited capacity. The government has currently suspended issuing visas, and only Cote d'Ivoire nationals, ECOWAS nationals (who do not require visas), other foreign nationals who already hold visas and residents may enter the country.
Travelers must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test issued within 5 days before departure to Cote d’Ivoire.
Travelers must complete and submit a "AIR TRAVEL DECLARATION (DDVA)" before departure at a cost of 2000 XOF.
Travelers need to hand in this form on arrival and comply with the medical monitoring system which has been put in place by the authorities for anyone arriving in Côte d’Ivoire from outside. This includes providing temperature readings and registering of contact details.
Travelers with a valid COVID-19 negative test and without any symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to enter Côte d’Ivoire and be monitored by SMS tracking for 14 days.
Travelers without any valid COVID-19 negative test results and have symptoms of COVID-19(body temperature higher than 38 degrees) are required to take a COVID-19 test at own expense.
Travelers will be advised to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Cote d’Ivoire.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
Cheapest Prices for Ivory Coast flights by month
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Ivory Coast is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
When is the best time to fly to Ivory Coast?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - ABJ
$618 - $1,413
82.4 - 89.6 °F
0.71 - 13.5 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Ivory Coast, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Ivory Coast then February is statistically the hottest. June is historically the period with most rainfall.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Ivory Coast?
The cheapest flights to Ivory Coast are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Tuesday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ivory Coast?
At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Ivory Coast trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.
A sophisticated culture; an abundance of French cafés, skyscrapers and elegant buildings in the towns and vast plains and plateaus in the countryside all characterise Cote d’Ivoire.
With a distinctive French atmosphere prevalent in the buildings, food and culture, Cote d’Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast, seems more “Western” than its neighbours. A view of Abidjan from the plane window on a flight to Cote d’Ivoire may be surprising: a mass of skyscrapers point upwards, and dark, well-made roads wind off across the country. Compared with much of West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire is well-advanced technologically. Venture outside the towns and the countryside is equally striking. The coast has beautiful fishing villages, the interior has numerous national parks and some stunning forested mountains, dotted with waterfalls. Beachcombing, hiking or spotting game are all possible for an intrepid traveler.
Bear in mind, however, that some governments advise against travel to the country due to an underlying threat from terrorism. Make sure you check the current travel advice before booking your flights.
The coastal region averages temperatures between 73 and 80 degrees. Rainfall varies greatly in the country, fluctuating between the seasons and geographic locations. The rainforests are wet and humid, reaching temperatures as high as 90 degrees. The desert is the hottest and driest part of the country.
Taxis are available from the airport at Abidjan to downtown and are much safer than the buses. Travel on the public buses or shared taxis is not advised for tourists.
Trains run daily on the line to Ougadougou in Burkina Faso from various points and the journey takes about 30 hours. Service is often slow or disrupted, though it is among the best available in West Africa. Most travel outside Abidjan is considered unsafe, and if needed should be carried out in convoy. There are many military check-points around the country, which can slow down your journey.
Visiting Cote d’Ivoire after spending any time in the surrounding West African countries can be something of a shock. Compared to Ghana or Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast seems far more built-up and technologically advanced – even the construction of the roads seems better here. The apparent sophistication of the country can be something of an illusion though, as the violent riots of recent years showed. Travellers should take extreme caution when visiting the country and be sure to check advice from relevant foreign offices before their trip.
Abidjan is the country’s main city and administrative center, though not its official capital. Far more developed than the cities of surrounding countries, its resemblance was closer to a French town, with cafés and boulevards, before the unrest and riots of the late 1990s and 2000s struck.
Grand Bassam is a small city on the coast to the east of Abidjan, with a tropical and lush feel. Old and often crumbling colonial buildings and jungle vegetation are housed in the middle of a stunning lagoon. Finding a café – often on stilts in the water – and sitting back to watch the sun go down will offer one of the most peaceful and stunning views you’re likely to find in the entire country.
Yamoussoukro is the country’s capital and a lively city worth visiting (safety allowing). The city contains a giant Catholic basilica (consecrated by the Pope as a “minor basilica” though it is actually taller than St Peter’s in Rome) surrounded by lush jungle, which V. S. Naipaul described as one of the “wonders of Black Africa”.