Ivory Coast Practical Information

Visitors wishing to travel to Ivory Coast are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a valid passport, a return ticket and a vaccination certificate attesting to the vaccine against yellow fever.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Ivorian representation closest to your place of residence.

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter Ivorian territory.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required. However, it is recommended to travel with a local driver in rural areas.

Jet lag
Ivory Coast Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Ivory Coast uses the CFA Franc.
1 Euro (€) = 656,42 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 555,60 CFA

230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.


The official language of Ivory Coast is French.
National languages are also present in the country: Baoulé, Sénoufo, Yacouba, Agni, Attié (or Akyé), Guéré, Bété, Dioula, Abé, Mahou, Wobé, Lobi and Guro.

Ivory Coast Gallery 

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