India visa requirements for Ivorians

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Ivorians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in India permit citizens of Cote D’Ivoire(Ivory Coast) to visit India by applying for an electronic visa(e-visa). The e-visa costs about US$80.
  • Tourists are advised to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure. 
  • The e-visa allows Ivorians to gain entry to India through 28 airports and 5 seaports.
  • Intending Visitors are to show a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Citizens of Cote D’Ivoire are required to show a yellow fever vaccination certificate on entry into India. They are advised to also be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
  • Ivorians with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India are set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
  • Tourists must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor has enough money to spend while in India will be required.
  • Minors from Cote D’Ivoire travelling alone to India are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
  • Visitors from Cote D’Ivoire travelling India with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Cote D’Ivoire.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Cote D’Ivoire. There are international airports in Abidjan and San-Pedro.
  • Ethiopian, ASKY, Air France, Emirates and Vistara are some of the airlines that fly from Cote D’Ivoire to India.
  • The estimated flight time from Cote D’Ivoire to New Delhi, India is 13 hours, 15 minutes.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • Cows do wander freely in the streets of India even in major cities. They are harmless, so tourists are advised to give them room. Also, Indians value their cows and respecting these cows can prevent a bad relationship with the locals.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Cote D’Ivoire.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a pregnant woman travel to India?

For most pregnant women, traveling during pregnancy is quite safe. As long as you and your fetus are healthy, you should be fine traveling to India.

How should I dress while in India?

India is a conservative tourist destination, so tourists are advised to wear clothing that covers most parts of their body. Although the temperature in India may be warm, you don't want to draw too much attention while walking on the streets.

Is English an official language in India?

Yes. English is an official language of India along with Hindi. The Constitution of India designates the official language of the Government of India as Hindi written in the Devanagari script, as well as English. There is no national language as declared by the Constitution of India.

What are the major religions in India?

Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.