Rules of entry and stay
- Transit visa, the validity of which does not exceed three days;
- Short-term visa, which cannot exceed three months;
- A long-term visa that cannot exceed one year.
- Business visa;
- Student visa;
- Visa for tourism and recreation;
- Medical and social visa.
- Center for registration and issuance of the Office of Territorial Supervision or the Embassy;
- The Concessionaire's website is approved by the Administration.
- 70 euros (without bank fees) for a short-term visa – up to three months.
- 130 euros (without bank commission) for a long-term visa – up to one year.
- Biometric visa requires the presence of the applicant. Submission of fingerprints is mandatory for everyone except minors under 12 years of age, but their presence is mandatory.
- Biometric registration (taking of fingerprints and photo) is mandatory for every visa application, even if the applicant has already received several biometric visas.
- Original receipts for the visa fee (70 euros for a short-term visa, 130 euros for a long-term visa);
- Approval from DST (Department of Territorial Supervision);
- Certificate of hotel or other accommodation reservation;
- Passport valid for at least 6 months + a photocopy of the first three pages (pages with photo and address);
- International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever;
- Detailed information on booking an airline ticket or a photocopy of a return ticket.
- Yellow fever (mandatory)
- Meningococcal infection (optional)
- Typhoid fever (optional)
- Hepatitis A and B (optional)
- Poliomyelitis (optional).
- Original legalized permission of parents (father, mother or legal guardian);
- A document proving the identity of one of the parents (father, mother or legal guardian) who gave permission to travel (passport, national identity card or card/residence permit).
- Hotel reservation confirmation;
- Confirmation of financial resources for staying in the country.
Entry with pets
- Fire and rescue service – Call 180.
- Emergency medical assistance – Call 185.
- Police – Call 170 / 110 / 111.
Customs regulations in Côte d'Ivoire
- 200 cigarettes or
- 25 cigars or
- 100 cigarillos
- 250 grammes of tobacco
- 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of spirits
- 250ml of perfume
- 500ml of toilet water
- Reasonable amount of non- prohibited goods
- An unlimited amount of local currency can be imported into the country by locals and visitors alike. Other currencies likewise have an unlimited amount but will need to be declared when entering or leaving the country. Locals will be required to change all foreign currency into local money within eight days of entry.
- Locals leaving the country for another within the French Monetary Zone can export an unlimited amount of local currency but must declare up to XOF 150,000 or the equivalent in other currency if travelling outside this area. Foreign travellers can export up to XOF 10,000 or the equivalent in Euros. Amounts equal to XOF 25,000 in foreign currency can also are exported out of the country.
- Illegal drugs
- Weapons, Explosives and Ammunition
- Knives and deadly weapons
- Plants and plant materials
- Food and food products
- Counterfeit money and goods
- Pornographic material
- No information availableCats, dogs being imported into the country will require a rabies inoculation certificate and good health certificate from the country of origin before being granted entry. An import licence will be required if importing other pets into the country.
- Video cameras and cassettes can only be imported for personal use and must be declared at the customs department upon entry into the country. A deposit for any video related goods will also have to be paid but can be returned to the traveller upon departure.
- Any books, film or other material contrary to local traditions or religious beliefs may be restricted or even prohibited from entering the country.
Information for vehicle drivers
Do you need an international driver's license in Côte d'Ivoire?
Foreigners can drive in Côte d'Ivoire with an International Driving Permit (IDP). You only need to carry a valid driver's license for your VPO to be considered valid.
This and other important information for motorists in Côte d'Ivoire can be obtained from the following links:
All diplomatic missions of Côte d'Ivoire in different countries can be found here: https://www.embassypages.com/cotedivoire.
Entering Côte d’Ivoire as Dutch Citizen
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.