Visa free countries for Ivorian Passport Holders

Travel and visa requirements

Visa free countries for Ivorian Passport Holders [2019 updated]

Countries that Ivorian passport holders can travel to


Ivory Coast passport holders can visit 51 countries without a Visa. Ivorian citizens can get eVisa to 9 countries, visa on arrival to 17 countries, and do not require a visa to 30 countries. See all countries Ivorians can enter visa free.

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Visa not Required countries for Ivorian citizens

30 countries do not require a visa from Ivorian at the port of entry. This means Ivorians can travel into this countries without being asked for a visa at the immigration desk.

Visa not Required countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Benin Benin 90 days

Benin is home to about 20 diverse ethnic groups, breathtaking landscapes and the most beautiful carved wood masks in the world.


  • Benin officially the Benin Republic was formerly known as Dahomey. 
  • Citizens of the Ivory Coast can visit Benin without a visa provided they stay for no more than 90 days.
  • They are required to possess a valid passport, which should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended departure from Benin.
  • They are also to tender a certificate showing proof that they have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
  • The passports are expected to have blank pages to be used for visa stamps on arrival.
  • Visitors with the national identity card issued to citizens of the Ivory Coast do not need a passport for entry.
  • No airport taxes are levied on visitors upon departure from the airport.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies, provided they are declared on arrival.
  • Visitors must hold proof of sufficient funds and onward/return travel tickets.
  • Benin has two rainy and two dry seasons. The major rainy season is from April to late July, with a shorter less intense rainy period from late September to November. The main dry season is from December to April, with a short cooler dry season from late July to early September. 
  • French is the official language in Benin. However, indigenous languages such as Fon, Yom, and Yoruba are considered national languages.
  • West African CFA Franc is Benin’s official currency.
  • Benin’s tropical climate leads it to highly depend on agriculture and it is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil 
  • Christianity is the predominant religion in Benin with Christians constituting about 42.8% of the total population, followed closely by Islam, Vodoo and Protestantism. 
  • Benin is one of the main centers of voodoo practices and that culture remains prevalent.
  • The Benin Republic adopts the use of the West African Standard time (GMT+1) which places it 1 hour ahead of the Ivory Coast.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Benin is 1 hour 31 minutes.
  • Transportation in Benin is made easy via cars, trains, and buses. Car hire is also very common.
  • Photography near sensitive or government sites, like military installations or the airport, is strictly prohibited.
  • Visitors are advised to avoid travelling alone and maintain a high level of vigilance, especially at night and in isolated areas, including beaches.
  • Good manners are valued in Benin therefore, it is appropriate to shake the hand of each person present upon entering or leaving a place. 
  • Offering food and drink to visitors is an important aspect of hospitality and to refuse is considered rude to the Benin people.
  • Many people in Benin eat with the fingers of the right hand. It is considered bad taste to eat with the left hand or offer another person something with the same hand.
  • The power plugs and sockets used in Benin are of Type E. The standard voltage and frequency are 220 V and 50 Hz.
  • Benin cuisine is an exotic mix of African and European cultures.
  • The basic meal in Benin consists of a staple starch, eaten with a sauce that contains vegetables and meat or fish. 
  • Although the nation is relatively small and has only a few large cities, it, however, affords travellers the opportunity to explore its museums, wonderful architecture and markets.
  • Benin culture is the most unique and interesting cultures in Africa, with music being an important aspect of it.
  • Benin also has a lot of tourist sites. Some of them include: Boukoumbe town andBenin's Pendjari National Park.
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 90 days

Burkina Faso is a country of over 18,633,725 people known for being the top producer of cotton in Africa, having incredibly rich culture, and for being the "Land of Honest Men".

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast intending to visit Burkina Faso can be granted a 90 day visa-free entry.
  • An original passport with at least six months validity, having at least 2 blank pages and a national ID is required
  • The passports are expected to carry blank pages necessary for entry stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to hold proof of yellow fever vaccination to be presented on arrival at the airport.
  • A visitor is expected to have an onward or return ticket as well as a proof of accommodation, which could be a confirmed hotel reservation or an invitation letter from a host.
  • They are also required to tender proof of subsistence.
  • Visitors would be denied entry into the country if they can not tender the appropriate documents.
  • Visitors are not restricted from importing either local or foreign currencies provided the imported amounts are declared on arrival.
  • There are certain restrictions placed on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco visitors can bring into the country.
  • A maximum amount of 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco is allowed.
  • For visitors coming into the country with pets, such pets are to be accompanied by veterinary certificates.
  • These certificates should show proof of rabies vaccination given not less than 3 weeks and not more than 6 months prior to arrival and statement that no case of rabies has occurred in Ivory Coast for 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon departure from the airport.
  • Penalties for using, possessing or trafficking illegal drugs in Burkina Faso are severe.
  • The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited/ restricted. 
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Burkina Faso is 1 hour, 18 minutes.
  • Direct flights to Burkina Faso are available at Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport.
  • Air Cote D'Ivoire, Air Burkina, Tunisair are airlines that frequently take flights to Burkin Faso.
  • The power plugs and sockets used in Burkina Faso are types C and E with the standard voltage and frequency being  220 V and 50 Hz respectively.
  • The West African Franc (CFA) is the currency officially used in Burkina Faso.
  • The constitution of Burkina Faso provides for freedom of religion. However,Islam is the predominant religion in the country.
  • Burkina Faso possesses a tropical climate  with two distinct climates that alternate between a short rainy season and a long dry season. 
  • Due to its location in the hinterland and within the confines of the Sahara, the country’s climate is prone to strong seasonal and annual variation. 
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.
  • Burkina Faso is a multilingual country with French being the official language.
  • The Burkinabe are very polite people and would extend a hand for a handshake when they meet visitors.
  • The national dish in Burkina Faso is Rizau Gras. It is basically meat and rice with a stew mix of chillies and tomatoes.
  • Legs are a very sexual part of the body in the country, so female and male visitors are advised to wear long trousers at all times.
Cape Verde Cape Verde 90 days

Cape Verde is country in Africa known for being one of the most developed countries in Africa where you can get drunk on Sugarcane.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast are exempted from travelling to Cape Verde with a visa for a variable period of 90 days provided they possess a valid passport.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps and be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure date from Cape Verde.
  • Visitors are expected to tender proof of Yellow Fever vaccination on arrival into the country.
  • Visitors are not permitted to import local currencies, there are no restrictions on foreign currencies provided they are declared on arrival.
  • Visitors are expected to pay an airport tax of CVE 3,400  on arrival.
  • Ivorians are required to provide proof of accommodation. This could be in the form of a confirmed hotel reservation or an invitation letter from a host.
  • They are also to provide proof of sufficient funds to sustain entire their stay in the country.
  • There are restrictions on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • For travellers with pets, an International Veterinary Health Certificate, issued by the official veterinary authority of Ivory Coast is to be tendered.
  • The pet’s passport including the registration of a valid anti-rabies vaccination is also required.
  • The estimated flight time from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Praia, Cape Verde is 3 hours 35 minutes.
  • Cape Verde uses the Cape Verde Standard Time (GMT-1) which makes Ivory Coast 1 hour ahead of the country. 
  • Cape Verde is characterized by a sub-tropical climate. It experiences windy season from October to mid-July an rainy season runs through August to September. However, the country receives sunshine all year round with the longest days from March to May.
  • The constitution of Cape Verde provides for freedom of religion. However, about 93% of the country’s population is Roman Catholic.
  • The official language of instruction and government is Portuguese. The unofficial language spoken by most of the nationals is the Cape Verdean Creole also known as Kabuverdianu.  
  • The official currency used in the country is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE). 
  • Cape Verdeans are extremely generous and hospitable people. Even the poorest take pride in presenting guests with a meal. 
  • They are also very physically demonstrative when greeting people.
  • The cheapest way to get around Cape Verde is via “aluguers, small minibuses that  run along set routes through town. Taxis are also inexpensive.
  • Cape Verde uses type C and F power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50 Hz respectively.
  • Cachupastew of corn and beans is the national dish in Cape Verde. Arroz de Marisco (rice with seafood such as fish) and Caldo de peixa (boiled fish with potatoes and vegetables) are also main delicacies in the country.
  • “Bon Dia” means Good Morning and ‘Bon Tardi” means Good Afternoon
  • Praia de Santa Maria, Boa Vista Island and The Blue Eye are some of the best attractions in Cape Verde that would offer refreshing experiences to visitors. 
Central African Republic Central African Republic 90 days

Central African Republic has a population of about 5,043,280 people. It is abundantly rich in natural resources, and is known for its biodiversity. Interestingly, in the country’s Penal Code,  “witchcraft” is a recognized crime.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast planning to visit the Central African Republic do not require a visa to do so.
  • They can stay for a maximum period of 90 days.
  • Visitors are expected to present valid passports on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months from time of entry.
  • Visitors are expected to ensure their passports carry blank pages for stamps and other necessary authentications.
  • They are also expected to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • For citizens of Ivory Coast, there are no restrictions on the import of local currencies.
  • Visitors are required to pay a departure tax of XAF 10,000.
  • Pets are to be accompanied by a veterinary certificate.
  • The official currency used for transactions in the country is the Central African CFA Franc.
  • In all, there are about 72 languages spoken in the country. However, the government of the Central African Republic recognizes two official languages: French and Sango.
  • Christianity is the predominant religion in the country. There is also a small Islamic minority.
  • The time zone used in the country is the West African Standard Time (GMT+1), placing the country 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Central African Republic is 4 hours 4 minutes.
  • Central African Republic uses types C and E power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Because of its closeness to the equator, the climate of the country can be described as hot and humid. The rainy season extends from August to December, with a shorter rainy season also occurring in April and May. The dry season runs through January to March and again in June to July.
  • It is the 43rd largest country in the world.
  • Some of the amazing places to visit in the Central African Republic are the Boali Falls, Boganda Musuem and Chinko Nature Reserve.
Central African Republic Central African Republic 90 days

Central African Republic has a population of about 5,043,280 people. It is abundantly rich in natural resources, and is known for its biodiversity. Interestingly, in the country’s Penal Code,  “witchcraft” is a recognized crime.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast planning to visit the Central African Republic do not require a visa to do so.
  • Visitors are expected to hold valid passports on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months from time of entry.
  • Visitors are expected to ensure their passports carry blank pages for stamps and other necessary authentications.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • For citizens of Ivory Coast, there are no restrictions on the import of local currencies.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Ivory Coast to the Central African Republic.
Central African Republic Central African Republic 90 days

Central African Republic has a population of about 5,043,280 people. It is abundantly rich in natural resources, and is known for its biodiversity. Interestingly, in the country’s Penal Code,  “witchcraft” is a recognized crime.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast planning to visit the Central African Republic do not require a visa to do so.
  • Visitors are expected to hold valid passports on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months from time of entry.
  • Visitors are expected to ensure their passports carry blank pages for stamps and other necessary authentications.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • For citizens of Ivory Coast, there are no restrictions on the import of local currencies.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Ivory Coast to the Central African Republic.
Dominica Dominica 21 days
Dominica is a small country of more than 74,474 people known for its lush, unspoiled rain forests, several hot springs, and for its black and yellow beach sands!

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Dominica for not longer than 21 days can do so visa-free.
  • A valid passport, however, is required on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months at the very least.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps and access.
  • Visitors must have funds sufficient for the duration of their visit.
  • Return/onward tickets and alternative documents necessary for visitor's next destination must be readily available on arrival.
  • Upon departure from the airport, visitors are expected to pay a departure tax of USD 14 (or the equivalent of any accepted currency) at the airport of their departure.
  • Nationals of visa-exempt countries like Ivory Coast will require proof of visas into Dominica.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast will need to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There is no Dominican embassy in Ivory Coast.
Ecuador Ecuador 30 days
Ecuador is a country with a population of seventeen million people. It is known for its Amazonian rain forest, its impeccable Andes peaks, and for its world-famous Panama hats. 
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Ecuador can do so visa-free for not more than 90 days.
  • Passports valid on arrival is required for entry.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months.
  • Passports should carry blank pages.
  • Visitors on their way to Ecuador will have to fill a health declaration form issued on board, visitors will also be me examined upon arrival, this is due to the outbreak of swine flu (H1N1).
  • Visitors must carry funds sufficient for the duration of their visit.
  • Visitors must also have their return/onward tickets valid and available.
  • Visitors can extend their visit if they so wish. Applications for extensions can be submitted for individual examination to the local immigration office with no guarantee of extension.
  • Visitors who exceed their legal period of stay will have to pay a fine of USD 200, which is payable on departure.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of both local and foreign currencies.
  • There are currently no Ecuadorian embassies or consulates in Ivory Coast.
Gambia Gambia 90 days
Gambia is known for its lovely beaches, its incredible reserve of diverse bird species, and for being home to Jufureh, the ancestral village of Kunta Kinte, the main character in Alex Haley's "Roots". It is a country of more than 2.100 million people.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast planning on travelling to Gambia for no longer than 90 days can do so visa-free.
  • A valid passport is required on arrival.
  • The passport should be valid for at least six months after the intended departure date from Gambia and should have at least two blank pages for stamps.
  • If they wish to extend their stay, they must visit the Department of Immigration, Gambia for regularization of their stay.
  • Evidence of accommodation reservation or confirmed hotel booking is required.
  • Visitors must have all documents necessary for their next trip(i.e return/onward ticket).
  • Visitors must also be in possession of funds sufficient for the length of their stay.
  • Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination must be provided on arrival.
  • There are currently no Gambian embassies or consulates in Ivory Coast.
  • Arms and ammunition are to be accompanied by authorization from the Ministry of Interior.
  • There are no restrictions on the local and foreign currencies brought into the country.
  • Restriction is placed on the amount of tobacco and alcohol brought into the country.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an import permit issued by certificates from a veterinarian indicating good health and rabies inoculation.
  • The official currency used in Gambia is the Gambia Dalasi (GMD).
  • No airport tax is levied upon visitors upon arrival at the airport.
  • The Gambia is an Islamic country with about 90% of its population being Sunni Muslims.
  • English is the official language of the Gambia. However, there are several languages spoken in the Gambia, with Mandingo being the popular language.
  • The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is strongly discouraged in the Gambia.
  • There is a zero tolerance towards illegal drugs. The Gambian authorities usually takes strong action against anyone importing, exporting or found in possession of drugs.
  • Photography of airports, government buildings, military installations and embassies is prohibited.
  • There are certain restrictions on the importation of some medications and skin-bleaching substances.
  • Visitors could face fines and/or imprisonment if they arrive in the Gambia with substances containing betamethasone, clobetatol, clobetatone, fluocinonide, hydrocortisone or hydroquinone.
  • The total flight duration from Ivory Coast to Gambia is 2 hours, 15 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Gambia and Ivory Coast.
  • The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa.
  • The Gambia has a tropical climate with distinct dry and rainy seasons.
  • The dry season generally starts in October and ends around mid-June while the rainy period starts by mid-June and ends around the middle of October with August being the wettest month. 
  • The Gambia adopts the use of type G power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage is  230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. 
  • The system of transportation in Gambia is a blend of both public and private operations consisting of road, air and water transportation.
  • In the Gambia, when you greet someone you say "Salaam aleikum" which means "Peace be upon you" and they would reply “Maleekum salaam” which means "and peace be upon you too”
  • The Gambia is home to nature reserves, beautiful fishing villages and a number of historic slave trade stations worth exploring. The Abuko Nature Reserve, Bijilo Forest Park and National Museum of Gambia are one of the best places to visit.
  • The national sport in the Gambia is a form of wrestling known as "Borreh".
  • Damoda is the national dish in the country. It is groundnut stew having vegetables and a saucy base.


Ghana Ghana 30 days

Ghana has a population of some 25.5 million people. It is rich in gold, rich in cocoa and in Ghana, pregnant women eat clay!

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast possessing original passports can be granted a 30 day visa-free entry into Ghana.
  • However if they wish to extend their stay, they would require a visa.
  • Visa can be obtained from the Immigration Office, Ghana.
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months before the departure date and should possess blank pages necessary for stamps.
  • Visitors, provided they are above 9 months of age are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • They are to have been vaccinated 10 days prior to the proposed date of entry into Ghana.
  • Visitors are expected to possess a return ticket or  computer generated flight itinerary from a travel agency as well as proof of financial support.
  • Visitors on business trips are to provide a letter of recommendation from their employer or an invitation letter from an institution in Ghana.
  • Tourists are to tender evidence of accommodation which could be in form of a reserved hotel booking.
  • Local currencies, as well as foreign ones, can be imported without restrictions so long as they are declared on arrival.
  • Pets are to vaccinated against rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entry into Ghana.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Ghana is 55 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Ghana.
  • Ghana is predominantly occupied by Christians, although a Muslim minority exists.
  • Traditional religion is also practiced. 
  • Homosexual acts are prohibited by law in Ghana.
  • English is the official language in Ghana, however, since the country is bordered by french-speaking countries, French is widely taught in schools.
  • Additionally, there are 11 other languages that are widely spoken in the country.
  • Ghana is characterized by a typical tropical climate having two seasons: the wet and dry season.
  • Road, rail, air and water transportation make movement in Ghana easy. Road transport however is the major means of transportation.
  • Ghanaians consider the use of the left hand as being rude. Visitors are advised to not eat, shake and hand off money with the left hand.
  • Ghana adopts the use of types D and G power plugs  while operating on 230 V supply voltage and 50 Hz frequency.
  • Visitors should note that Ghanaians refer to all beverages as "tea", all detergents as "Omo" (after a Unilever brand) and all toothpastes as "Pepsodent".
  • They are also to note that if invited to a Ghanaian home for dinner, they are not expected to bring gifts.
  • Banku (fermented corn dough and fresh cassava) , Kenkey( a corn based staple) with fried fish and Waakye are  traditional cuisines that would introduce visitors to the scope of local Ghanaian food.
Guinea Guinea 90 days

The Republic of Guinea is a West African country that lies along the Gulf of Guinea, and has a population of about 12.4 million.

  • Passport holders from Ivory Coast can stay in Guinea without a visa for a variable period of at least 30 days depending on the Embassy's decision.
  • The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the planned period of stay in Guinea
  • It must also have at least one blank page for entry stamp.
  • A current Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required for visitors above nine months of age.
  • A  flight confirmation from a travel agency or return ticket is also required.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast must provide proof of accommodation for the duration of their trip either through confirmed hotel reservation or invitation letter from host.
  • Visitors are not expected to declare proof of financial capability to support their stay.
  • Visitors staying for more than the stipulated visa-free duration will have to acquire an Alien Registration Card (ARC) from the Immigration Department in Conakry.
  • There are no taxes levied upon the visitor’s entry or departure from the airport.
  • Restrictions are placed on the amount of tobacco and alcohol brought into the country.
  • Currency restrictions are placed on the exit of currencies of no more than 100,000 GNF or $50,000 USD.
  • Penalties for possessing, using or trafficking illegal drugs in Guinea are severe.
  • Military equipment pornographic materials, products containing abestos and live animals/fresh meat are prohibited from being imported into the country.
  • Homosexual activities are prohibited in Guinea.
  • There are diverse religions in Guinea. However, Islam is the main religion in Guinea with an estimate of 85% Muslims making up its population.
  • The local currency is the Guinean Franc (GNF).
  • The standard voltage and frequency  in Guinea are 220 V and 50 Hz.  The power plugs are types C,F and K.
  • The official language is French. However, several indigenous languages exist.
  • They include: Fula, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle and Toma.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Guinea is 1 hour 27 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Guinea and Ivory Coast. 
  • The climate of Guinea is tropical having two seasons- a dry season from November to March and a wet season from April to October.
  • Visitors should restrict photography to private gatherings or obtain permission from the Guinean government before photographing military facilities, government buildings or public works.
  • Military equipment pornographic materials, products containing abestos and live animals/fresh meat are prohibited from being imported into the country.
  • Mount Nimba, Cape Verga, Fouta Djallon and Grand mosquee de Conakry (the fourth largest mosque in the world) are top tourist sites in the country.
  • Poulet Yassa is the national dish in Guinea.
Guinea Bissau Guinea Bissau 90 days
Guinea-Bissau has a population of some 1,815,698 people and is known for its ancient Portuguese ruins, ultra-fresh seafood, and polyrhythmic music.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Guinea-Bissau can do so without a visa for a period of 90 days.
  • They are expected to possess passports  which carry a validity of six months at least, from arrival.
  • They must have at least  blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are required to carry funds sufficient for the length of their visit.
  • Visitors are also required to be with enough funds to purchase a return ticket and any other necessary departure documents.
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into Guinea-Bissau.
  • There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency, provided the imported sum is declared on arrival. Importing local currency is, however, prohibited.
  • There is no Guinea-Bissau embassy in Ivory Coast.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Ivorians visiting Guinea Bissau must check for hepatitis A, typhoid fever and polio as well as possess medications for malaria prophylaxis and travelers' diarrhea vaccines.
  • Live flora and fauna cannot be exported out of the country.
  • Direct flights are available from Felix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport,Abidja to Guinea Bissau.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Bissau, Guinea-Bissau is 1 hour, 58 minutes
  • Islam is the most popular religion in Guinea Bissau with an estimate of 45% Muslims in the country. About 22% of the country's population are Christians while 31% adhere to the traditional African beliefs.
  • Guinea Bissau uses type C power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  •  There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau.
  • Portuguese is spoken by about 91% of the population making it the official language of Guinea Bissau. However, French is also taught in schools.
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts West African CFA franc as its national currency.
  • Toca Toca and the mini buses are the major means of road transportation in Guinea Bissau. Guinea Bissau taxis and car rental taxis are also available for movement in the country.
  • However, transport in Guinea-Bissau is made easy by water, because roadways are unpaved. 
  • Guinea Bissau is a cash country. Credit cards are rarely used and there are few ATMs.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transactions in Guinea Bissau, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Homosexuality is illegal in the country.
  • Guinea Bissau is characterized by a tropical climate making it generally hot and humid. It's rainy season runs from June to November ad its dry season from December to May. 
  • Most Guineans eat rice with fish, because the country is rich in fish. Plates that contain beef, chicken, pork, and goat meat are also readily available, often served or seasoned with different kinds of sauces, palm oil and vegetables.
Haiti Haiti 90 days

Haiti is home to over 10 million people, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus; where cocks get high on rum.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Haiti do not require a visa to do so.
  • Passports, however, will be acceptable for entry.
  • Visitors are expected to check and confirm the validity of their passports.
  • Passports are required to carry at the very least a six months validity from the time of arrival in Haiti.
  • Passports are also expected to carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Intended visitors must have a return or onward ticket and any other documents pertinent to their next trip outside Haiti.
  • Intended visitors are required to confirm if a transit visa is required for any connections that might have to be made.
  • No fees are required upon departure from the airport.
Indonesia Indonesia 30 days
Indonesia is a country of some 240 million people. It is known for its several islands, its active volcanoes, and for being the home of the last of the dragons!
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Indonesia can do so for 30 days without a visa.
  • Visitors are expected to carry a passport, valid for at least six months, for entry.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination to be provided on arrival.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies, so long as they are declared on arrival.
  • Visitors who overstay their visa by not more than 60 days will be required to pay a fine of USD 20 per day. Failure to adhere to this rule will attract either a fine not exceeding IDR 5, 000, 000, or imprisonment for no more than one year. Should the overstay exceed 60 days, visitors might be imprisoned for 5 years or pay a set fee of IDR 25, 000, 000.
  • It is possible to extend one’s stay while visiting.
  • Transit visas are to be confirmed and made ready for necessary connections.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Ivory Coast to Indonesia.
Indonesia Indonesia 30 days
Indonesia is a country of some 240 million people. It is known for its several islands, its active volcanoes, and for being the home of the last of the dragons!
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Indonesia can do so for 30 days without a visa.
Liberia Liberia 90 days

Liberia, home to 4.7 million people, is situated on the West coast of Africa, with more than 20 indigenous languages being spoken.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast who intend to visit Liberia can do so without a visa for up a variable period of at least 30 days depending on the Embassy's decision.
  • They are expected to possess original passports with at least six months validity beyond the planned period of stay in Liberia.
  • Passports are also expected to carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination is required on arrival.
  • There are no taxes expected to be paid upon arrival and departure from the airport.
  • There are no currency restrictions upon entry on local currency (Liberian Dollar-LRD) and foreign currencies up to a maximum of USD 10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies.
  • Higher amounts must be declared on arrival.
  • Visitors are also expected to provide a computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
  • Direct flights from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Monrovia, Liberia are available at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an import permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • They must also be accompanied by certificates from a veterinarian indicating good health and rabies inoculation issued at the point of origin.
  • Citizens of Sierra Leone must provide proof of accommodation for the duration of their stay in Liberia either through hotel reservation receipts or invitation letter from host.
  • Restriction is placed on the amount of tobacco and alcohol brought into the country.
  • The official language of Liberia is English.
  • Liberia is officially a Christian country, however, Islam is practiced in the North and Traditional worshipers exist throughout the country.
  • Homosexuality is illegal in Liberia. 
  • In Liberia, handshakes are the common way to greet others in both formal and personal settings
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory to Liberia is 1 hour 9 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • In Liberia , the power plugs are of  types A, B and F. The standard voltage is 120 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 / 50 Hz. 
  • The natural beauty and interesting cultural history of Liberia are what makes the country stand out as a tourist destination.
  • The East Nimba Reserve, Libassa Ecolodge and the Wongan Waterfall are tourist sites that would leave visitors with memorable experiences.
  • Fufu and Palava sauce is the national dish in Liberia. Palava sauce is made with plato (okra) leaves, dried fish or meat and palm oil.
Mali Mali 90 days

Mali, officially known as the republic of Mali, is populated with over 19.4 million people. It is a landlocked country in West Africa known for its Gold exports, and is also known for its incredible heat. 

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast who would like to visit Mali can do so without a visa for a period of 90 days, provided they tender a valid passport.
  • They are expected to present a passport with at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  • Visitors who have the national identity card issued to Citizens of Ivory Coast can hold that in the place of a passport.
  • Passports and alternative entry documents must be valid from the time of arrival, passports, in particular, have to be valid for at least six months.
  • Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination will be requested for on arrival.
  • Documents necessary for Visitor’s next destination i.e onward/return tickets must be readily available.
  • Visitors in possession of arms, ammunition and explosives are required to accompany them with a permit authorised by the Customs Department at Bamako, The capital of Mali.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies, however, for amounts higher than XOF 25,000, it has to be declared so as to ease the re-exportation process.
  • Visitors with pets must provide an animal health certificate and certificate of vaccination against rabies on entry.
  • Direct flights from Abidjan to Bamako, Mali, are currently available.
  • The estimated flight time from FreetownSierra Leone to Bamako, Mali is 1 hour,  45 minutes.
  • Mali operates on a standard voltage and frequency of 220 V and 50 Hz respectively while the power plugs and sockets are of types C and E. 
  • Because the time zone currently used in Mali is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), there is no time difference between Mali and Ivory Coast.
  • Bush taxis known as taxi-brousse are the most common way to get around communities without bus services in Mali.
  • Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa and the largest in West Africa.
  • Mali is predominantly inhabited by Muslims with an estimated 95% of Malians following Islam while a few others are involved in Christianity and other religions.
  • The country adopts the West African CFA franc as its official currency.
  • Mali has distinct summer and winter months characterized by three main seasons. The rainy season lasts from June to October. The winter season is between October and February, that is followed by an extremely hot and dry climate till June. 
  • Depending on the latitudes, Mali's climate differs from one place to another.
  • About 65% of Mali's total land area is covered by desert or semi-desert.
  • French is the official language. However, Bambara is the most widely spoken language in the country.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic Bambara phrases to aid communication in rural places such as “I ni wula” which means Good evening and “I ni tile” which means Good afternoon.
  • Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it.
  • When invited to dinner at someone’s home, it is rude to bring a hostess gift.
  • Wearing of shorts is prohibited for both male and female. Visitors are advised to be adhere to the local dress code.
  • Since Majority of Mali’s population is Muslim, most people tend to drink fruit juices rather than alcohol.
  • Mali has beautiful natural spots, unique religious buildings and popular historical structures that attract lots of tourists.
  • Some of Mali’s tourist sites are The National Museum of Mali, National Park of Mali, The Grand Mosque of Djenné( the largest mud brick building in the world), Boucle du Baoulé National Park, The Bandiagara Cliffs and The Djinguereber Mosque.
Mauritania Mauritania 90 days

Mauritania is located northeast Africa, it is known to be the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa. It is populated with over 4.6 million people and is known for its excellent coastlines, and ship graveyards. It is also known as the home of the bull's eye. 

  • Mauritania is officially called the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
  • Ivorians travelling to Mauritania can be granted a 90-day visa-free entry.
  • They are to possess original passports valid for at least 6 months upon entry into Mauritania.
  • The passports are to carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Although a passport is required for entry, intending visitors who have a national identity card issued to citizens of Ivory Coast can gain entry with that.
  • Visitors are required to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever and come along with the certificate as proof. 
  • Visitors must have their return/onward tickets readily available.
  • Confirmation of hotel bookings or letter from a Mauritanian host is required.
  • No airport tax is levied on visitors upon embarkation at the airport.
  • Business visitors are required to tender a letter of invitation from the host company.
  • There are restrictions on the import of local currencies, foreign currencies, on the other hand, can be imported so long as the sums are declared on arrival.
  • Importation of alcoholic drinks and pork products is prohibited.
  • Mauritania is the 11th largest country in Africa.
  • Arabic is recognized as the official language in Mauritania. French is spoken as a foreign language.
  • The constitution of the country declares the country as an Islamic Republic and religious freedom is restricted.
  • Attempts to convert citizens from their religion is illegal and may lead to deportation, arrest or prosecution.
  • The country adopts the use of the Mauritanian Ouguiya as its official currency.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Mauritania is 2 hours 24 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Mauritania.
  • In Mauritania, the power plugs and sockets are type C. The standard voltage is 220 V  and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • About two-thirds of the country has the Saharan climate, with daytime temperatures exceeding 38 degree Celsius in most areas for over 6 months of the year. However, the nights are cool.
  • Homosexuality is a punishable offence in Mauritania and drug laws are severe.
  • Ignoring people who greet you is considered rude. Visitors are advised to reply greetings and greet people they meet in a shop or store upon entry.
  • The basic law in Mauritania is Sharia and its green flag having yellow crescents and stars symbolizes Islam.
  • Sale and consumption of alcohol in Mauritania is illegal.
  • The traditional dishes in Mauritania are influenced by a blend of Arab and African culinary practices. They include chebu jen, yassa poulet and rice with vegetables. Mint tea is widely drunk.
  • After lunch and dinner in the country, it is customary to drink small glasses of green tea with mint and sugar.
  • There are no public buses in Mauritania, however there are bush taxis, private taxi companies and train services (Only available in North Mauritania).
  • Banc d'Arguin National Park and the Terjit Oasis are some of the top tourist sites in Mauritania.
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Micronesia Micronesia 30 days
  • Micronesia is an Island country located in the Western Pacific Ocean that allows Ivorians a 30 day visa-free entry provided they tender a valid passport.
  • The passport should be valid for at least six months after the intended departure date from Micronesia and should have at least two unused pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to show proof of basic travelling allowance sufficient to cover their entire stay in the country.
  • Evidence of accommodation reservation or confirmed hotel booking is required.
  • Visitors are expected to possess an onward or return ticket.
  • An international proof of vaccination for Yellow Fever, Smallpox and Cholera is required on arrival.
  • Getting to Micronesia from Ivory Coast would require three stopovers as there are currently no direct flights available.
  • Visitors under 18 travelling on their own must carry an authenticated letter issued by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
  • Homosexuality is not widely accepted in Micronesia.
  • Visitors are advised not to attempt intervening in disputes among local citizens.
  • Female visitors are advised to walk in groups and in well-lit areas.
  • Punishments for possessing, using and trafficking illegal drugs (including marijuana) in Micronesia are severe.
  • Micronesia is made up of four Island states: Yap, Chuuk , Kosrae and Pohnpei.
  • The official currency in Micronesia is the United States Dollars (USD).
  • English is the official language in Micronesia. However, there are eight other major indigenous languages.
  • The major means of transportation is via taxis and car rentals. There are no public buses or an established railway system in Micronesia.
  • Micronesia possesses a tropical warm climate with the dry season running from December/January to June and the dry season from July to November/December.
  • The rainy season may come with typhoons for some Island states depending on their location.
  • Micronesia uses type A and B power plugs with the standard voltage and frequency being 120V and 60Hz respectively.
  • The time zone in Micronesia differs depending on the Island state.
  • Chuuk and Yap use the Coordinated Universal Time (GMT+10) while Pohnpei and Kosrae use (GMT+11).
  • The dominant religion in Micronesia is Christianity.
  • The country is a culturally heterogeneous mixture with rich history and awesome tourist sites. Some of these sites include: The Kepirohi Waterfall, Kuop Atall and The Lelu Ruins.
Morocco Morocco 90 days

Morocco is known for its over 35,000 people, spectacular desert landscapes, and famed for the Sahara desert.


  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Morocco for no longer than 90 days can do so visa-free
  • Visitors are expected to possess valid passports having at least 6 months validity at the time of entry.
  • There should be blank pages in passports for entry stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough money that will last for their entire stay.
  • They are also expected to possess onward or return tickets.
  • Visitors who intend to stay past their visa exempt duration must report to the nearest police station within 21 days of arrival.
  • There are no airport taxes expected to be paid upon departure from the airport.
  • Morocco is an Islamic country. However, the government permits religious freedom.
  • Attempts to convert citizens from their religion is prohibited.
  • Taking photographs of military or government buildings without due permission is prohibited.
  • There are no restrictions on the importation and exportation of foreign currencies. However, currencies exceeding MAD 100,000 must be declared on arrival.
  • The legal tender in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD).
  • Modern Standard Arabic and Berber are the two officially spoken languages in Morocco. Darija ( a Moroccan Arabic dialect) is the most widely spoken native language in the country while French serves as a second language for most Moroccans.
  • The time zone in Morocco is GMT +1. Thus, Morocco is 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • Morocco is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The rainy season extends from October to April.
  • It takes an estimated time of 3 hours 48 minutes to get to Morocco from Ivory Coast by flight.
  • The traditional Moroccan dress for both men and women is the Djelleba which is a long, loose hooded garment with full sleeves.
  • Moroccan cuisine is a perfect blend of Arabic, Mediterranean, European and Andalusian cuisine, with spices being the most important part of their dishes.
  • Common dishes include Pastilla, Harira and Tanjia.
  • Green tea with mint is the most popular drink in Morocco.
  • Moroccan transport system can be described as good, with a rail network and plenty of buses and taxis.
  • The left hand is considered unclean as it is used for toilet duties. Visitors are advised to not handle food with the left hand.
Niger Niger 90 days

Niger was named after the Niger River and its capital is Niamey. It is one of the hottest countries in the world and it is known as the “frying pan of the world”.

  • Ivorians  travelling to Niger do not need to apply for a visa for a maximum  period of 90 days .
  • Passports which will be needed for entry are expected to be valid on arrival.
  • A passport is typically expected to carry at least a six months validity and two unused pages for entry stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to hold proof of onward/return tickets to their next destination.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in the country such as traveler's cheques or most recent bank statements will be requested at the port of entry into Niger.
  • On arrival, visitors are required to declare the total value of their luggage.
  • There are no fees expected upon departure from the airport.
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination  is required for all visitors except infants below 9 months of age.
  • There are no taxes required of visitors upon departure from the airport.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry into Niger.
  • Pets must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate which should be issued not more than 3 days prior to entry into the country.
  • Direct flights from Abidjan to Niger are available at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport .
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Niger is 2 hours, 34 minutes.
  • Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world and is nicknamed as ‘Frying Pan of the World’.
  • The country has a sub-tropical climate alongside an arid, desert environment which makes it hot and dry.
  • Rainfall varies across the country. However, it is usually extremely low.
  • Islam is the most predominant religion in Niger and it is practiced by about 99% of its population.
  • Being a former french colony, the official language in Niger is French. However, Hausa is widely spoken across the country.
  • Niger is home to one of the world’s largest reserves, the Air and Tenere National Nature Reserves.
  • The country has the most population of the rare West African Lion and one of the last populations of the Northwest African Cheetah.
  • There are many dinosaur remains in an area of the Sahara in Niger.
  • Female visitors should avoid wearing revealing clothes.
  • Nigeriens place high importance on greetings. It is considered rude to approach someone with a question without greeting first.
  • The power plugs and sockets in Niger are of type C, D, E and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The West African CFA Franc is the national currency in Niger.
  • There are quite a number of beautiful places to see in Niger, from the desert empires to the wild natural beauty. Top tourist sites in the country include: Agadez, Ayarou, the Koure and the W National Park.
  • Niger uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) which places Niger 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • Visitors are advised to respect local traditions, laws and customs and ensure that they do not offend.
Nigeria Nigeria 90 days

Nigeria is known for its 250 ethnic tribes, good music, and the best jollof rice in the world.

  • Ivorians can be granted a 90-day visa-free entry into Nigeria, if they possess a valid passport.
  • The passport should be valid for at least six months and should carry at least two blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to possess valid onward/return tickets or a computer generated itinerary from an airline/travel agency..
  • Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination is necessary on arrival.
  • There are no airport taxes levied on visitors upon arrival at the airport. 
  • There are no currency restrictions on foreign currencies and local currency (Nigeria Naira -NGN) , if declared on arrival. 
  • Visitors are expected to show proof of basic travelling allowance sufficient to cover their entire stay in the country.
  • Evidence of accommodation either in form of a letter from host or confirmed hotel booking is required.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by certificates from a veterinarian indicating good health and rabies inoculation.
  • Certificates should not be older than a week.
  • English is officially spoken in Nigeria alongside three major languages: Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. However, there are over 500 other languages spoken in the country.
  • Pidgin (an English-based creole language) was also developed to improve communication among people from different parts of the country due to its diverse languages.
  • Common pidgin phrases include: “How you dey” means “How are you”, “No wahala” means “No problem” and “I wan chop” means “I’m hungry”. 
  • Nigerians value respect. It is considered rude when you enter a gathering without greeting the people present.
  • Nigeria is equally divided between Islam, Christianity and other traditional beliefs. While Islam is predominant in the North, Christianity holds the majority in the South.
  • Homosexual relationships are illegal in Nigeria. In Northern states where Sharia law applies, the penalty includes death.
  • Photography of airports, government buildings, military installations and embassies is prohibited.
  • Nigeria uses the West Africa Standard Time (GMT+1)  which places Nigeria 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • The estimated flight duration from Ivory Coast to Nigeria is 2 hours 18 minutes.
  • Nigeria uses type D and G power plugs. The standard voltage is  230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Nigeria possesses a tropical climate with variable rainy and dry seasons, depending on location.
  • Generally, the length of the rainy season decreases from South to North. In the South, the rainy season lasts from March to November while in the North, it lasts from mid-May to September.
  • Visitors to Nigeria can move around using public buses, motorcycles( popularly called “Okadas”), tricycles (called “kekes”) and car services such as Uber and Bolt.
  • Nigeria’s infusion of various ethnic groups influences its wide variety of traditional delicacies.  Tuwo Shinkafa and Miyan Taushe ( peculiar to the north); Amala andEwedu (West);  Akpu and Egusi soup (East) are a few delicacies visitors should try.
  • Nigeria is an untapped tourist destination with exotic beaches, beautiful mountains and stunning environments. The Obudu Mountain Resort, Ikogosi Warm Spring, Ibeno Beach and Osun-Oshogbo Groove are some of the places to visit while in the country.
Philippines Philippines 30 days

Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world with a population of over 108 million people. It is known for its exports of coconuts and tropical fruits, it is also the home of the biggest pair of shoes in the world. 


  • Citizens of Ivory Coast can visit the Philippines visa-free for no longer than 30 days.
  • They are required to possess an original passport which must be valid for at least six months and should carry blank pages for stamps..
  • Visitors must have their onward/return tickets on arrival.
  • Visitors are also expected to carry enough funds that will cover their expenses for the length of their trip.
  • Travelling from Abidjan to Manila will require two stops as there are currently no direct flights available.
  • Visitors are expected to carry a certificate showing proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local currency not more than PHP 10,000, extra sums will require a permit from the Central bank of the Philippines.
  • There are also no restrictions on the import of foreign currency up to USD 10,000 or its ready equivalent. Any extra amount must be declared on arrival.
  • The penalties for possessing, using and trafficking illegal drugs are severe. The maximum penalty for trafficking drugs is life imprisonment.
  • For visitors intending to enter the Philippines with a prescribed controlled substance such as Marijuana, they are expected to receive a permit from the Philippine Government first.
  • Same sex relationships are not illegal in the country but they lack legal recognition.
  • The Philippine Peso (PHP) is the official currency in the Philippines.
  • Filipino and English are the official languages of the Philippines. However, 21 languages are spoken regionally.
  • It takes an estimated flight time of 17 hours 34 minutes to travel from Ivory Coast to the Philippines.
  • Philippines is 8 hours ahead of Ivory Coast. This is because the country uses the Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8).
  • Philippine’s climate is a blend of many tropical seasons, the weather is often excessively humid and there is plenty of rainfall.
  • The predominant religion in the country is Roman Catholic Christianity. Small aspects of the country's population identify as Muslims, Protestants and other religions.
  • For the Philippines, the associated power plugs are of types A, B and C. the standard voltage and frequency are 220 V and 60 Hz respectively.
  • The Philippines is often referred to as the "melting pot of western and eastern cultures".This is evident in its traditional culture, religions and cuisines.
  • The national sport in the country is Arnis, a type of martial arts.
  • Visitors might want to add a few Filpino phrases to their vocabulary to aid communication in the country. Magandang Umaga means Good morning, Magkano which means how much  and Gusto ko ito which means I like/want this.
  • The scenery in each region of the Philippines is unmatched and since the country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the scuba diving opportunities and beaches rank as one of the best in the world.
Senegal Senegal 90 days

Senegal is a country in West Africa, rich in culture and known to have taxis with goat or sheep hair tails.

  • Ivorians intending to visit Senegal can be granted a visa-free entry for a maximum period of 90 days.
  • Intending visitors must possess a valid passport to be presented on arrival at Senegal.
  • The least duration of validity the passport is expected to carry is six months.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Tourists who wish to stay beyond the 90-day validity should apply for an extension at the Immigration department in Senegal.
  • Visitors to Senegal must provide proof of accommodation for their entire stay in the country. This could be in the form of a confirmed hotel reservation or a letter from a host in Senegal.
  • They are also required to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • Onward/return tickets and other alternative documents necessary for the visitor’s next trip must be readily available.
  • Import of local and foreign currencies are allowed so long as the sums are declared on arrival.
  • There are no airport taxes expected from visitors upon arrival or departure from the airport.
  • Ivorians visiting Senegal with pets must have a health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination no more than 30 days prior to arrival. 
  • A Veterinarian health certificate issued less than 48 hours before departure is also required.
  • Tourists are also required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • On entry and exit, Ivorians with amounts above XOF 20,000 will be required to declare it.
  • Senegal has a tropical climate, with a dry season from December to April characterized by hot, dry, harmattan wind.  The rainy season runs from May to November.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Senegal is 1 hour 58 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Senegal.
  • In Senegal, the power and socket plugs are of Type C, D, E and K. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • West African CFA franc is the official currency used in Senegal. 
  • Islam is the predominant religion in Senegal with about 94% of the Senegalese population being Muslims. The Christian community takes up 4.1% of the population while a few people take up the indigenous faith.
  • French is the official language in Senegal while Wolof is considered as its lingua franca because it is widely spoken by a majority of its population. Since Senegal is 94% Muslim, Arabic is also widespread
  • Kissing as a greeting is acceptable but kissing romantically in public is not.
  • In most areas, it is considered rude to let the bottom of your shoe or foot point at someone. Visitors are advised to not prop their foot up on tables and chairs
  • Tourists are advised to respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times.
  • Bassi-salté, sombi, maafe, boulette de poisson and chere are delicacies tourists should try while in Senegal.
  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Saloum Delta National Park and Natural Reserve of Popenguine are some of the tourist destinations in Senegal.
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 180 days

  Sierra Leone is a home to over seven million people and its capital and largest city is Freetown. The country experienced civil war for 11 years which was funded by “blood diamonds”.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Sierra Leone for not more than 180 days do not require a visa.
  • Visitors are expected to have a valid passport on arrival.
  • Passports must carry at least two blank pages for stamps.
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination must be provided on arrival.
  • All visitors’ luggage must be cleared at the final destination airport in Sierra Leone.
  • Visitors are allowed to import not more than SLL 50,000, there are, however, no restriction on the import of foreign currencies.
  • Ivorians are required to pay tax of USD 40 or its equivalent in Sierra Leonean Leone upon arrival at the airport.
  • Flights from Abidjan to Freetown, Sierra Leone will require a stopover, so intending visitors are advised to confirm their transit visas before travelling.
  • Pets must be accompanied by an import authorization from the Veterinary Department and a health and rabies vaccination certificate in English.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as pay stubs, traveller's checks, and/or most recent bank statement must be provided.
  • Visitors are required to show a computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency showing entry and departure from Sierra Leone.
  • English is the official language in Sierra Leone. However, there are 4 widely spoken languages in the country of which Krio is the most widely spoken.
  • Sierra Leone uses the Greenwich Mean Time, therefore, there is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
  • The climate of Sierra Leone is tropical with two seasons. The rainy season runs from May to November, and the dry season from December to May.
  • There are a number of systems of transport in Sierra Leone, which has a road, air and water infrastructure, including a network of highways and several airports. 
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Sierra Leone is 1 hour 24 minutes.
  • In Sierra Leone, the power plugs and sockets are of types D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Sierra Leone is officially a secular state. However, Islam and Christianity are the two main religions in the country. 
  • Mount Bintumoni, Tiwai Island, Lake Sonfon and Tingi Hills Forest reserve are some of the main tourist attractions in Sierra Leone.
  • Sierra Leone, also known as “the little jewel” in West Africa is a fusion of different cultures, religions and races.
Singapore Singapore 30 days

The Republic of Singapore is a city-state and an island country with a population of about 5 million people and the fastest walkers in the world.

  • Singapore is visa-free for citizens of Ivory Coast for not more than 30 days.
  • Regardless of the visa-free status, intending visitors would need a passport to be granted entry.
  • Passports should be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Visitors under 15 are covered by the passports of the guardian or parent(s) they are travelling with.
  • Visitors are expected to present evidence of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Onward/return tickets and alternative documents pertinent to visitor’s next destination must be valid and readily available.
  • Visitors are expected to carry enough funds to cover any expenses incurred during their trip.
  • Flights from Ivory Coast to Singapore will require a stopover and so visitors are expected to make arrangements for a valid transit visa.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 30 days

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is made up of 32 islands and cays in the West Indies, known for seductive waters and rare parrots.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can do so without a visa for no longer than 30 days.
  • Visitors are expected to carry a valid passport to gain entry.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for stamps and must be valid for the length of visitor’s stay.
  • Visitors must have onward/return ticket or other documents necessary for their next destination.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover all expenses during their visit.
  • Visitors must carry evidence of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Visitors will be issued a Visitor’s Permit on arrival. Visitors can contact the Immigration Department if they need an extension on this permit.
  • Visitors luggage are expected to be cleared at the final destination airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Togo Togo 90 days
Togo is a country of 7 million people known for being one of the major slave trade centres in historic times, for its French colonial history, and for being one of the smallest countries in Africa.
  • Togo is officially called the Togolese Republic.
  • Togo permits Ivory Coast passport holders to visit the country for a period of 90 days without visa.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps and be valid for at least 1 year upon arrival at Togo except for visitors with a travel permit.
  • Intending visitors are expected to hold proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • They are also expected to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Ivorians are required to provide of accommodation for their entire stay in Togo. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter from a host.
  • There are no fees to be paid upon entry or departure.
  • Intending visitors must carry documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors aged under 15 must have a travel permit or a passport.
  • The import of local and foreign currencies is restricted to XOF 3,000,000, so long as it is declared on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get a flight to Lome, Togo from Felix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Lome, Togo is 1 hour 21 minutes.
  • Togo has a humid and tropical climateIn the south there are two rainy seasons, from March to early July than in September and October. In the North, there is one rainy season which lasts from April to August.
  • Togo adopts the use of type C power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • An estimated 51% of the country's population practice the ancestor worship called voodoo, while the Christian and Muslim populations are about 20% and 19% respectively.
  • French has become the country's official language due to the French influence on the country's history. However, it has about 44 other spoken languages with Ewé and Kabiyé being major indigenous languages.
  • The West African CFA franc (XOF) is the official currency in Togo.
  • Homosexuality is not socially tolerated in Togo. Those convicted can get imprisoned for up to 3 years.
  • Akume (porridge made from maize flour); riz sauce d'arichaide (a rice dish made with creamed peanuts) and fufu (made from cooked yams) are special cuisines in Togo.
  • In Togo, it is considered rude to smell food that has been prepared for you.
  • Visitors can move around in Togo with buses, taxis, trains and car rentals.
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Togo.
  • Togo is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history.   Togoville,  Koutammakou, Kpalamar, Aneho and Keran National Park are some tourists sites that allow visitors have a taste of the uniqueness of Togo.
Tunisia Tunisia 90 days

Tunisia is known for being one of the world's premier areas of Olive cultivation, for its great beaches, and for being a popular location for some of Hollywood's biggest films. Tunisia has a population of over 11 million people

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast can travel to Tunisia for a maximum period of  90 days, provided they possess a valid passport.
  • The validity of the passport should be at least 6 months and it must carry blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Intending visitors are to hold proof of funds, sufficient to cover their expenses while in Tunisia.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • There are no entry fees required on arrival.
  • Solidarity tax is levied on passengers leaving the country via international flights.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies. However, amounts exceeding TND 5000 or its equivalent in other currencies must be declared on arrival. 
  • The import of the local currency is prohibited.
  • Pets are to accompanied by rabies vaccination certificate issued not more than 6 months prior to arrival in the country.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to Tunis, Tunisia, so visitors would have to confirm their transit visas.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Tunisia is 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • The constitution of Tunisia declares the country as an Islamic State with about 99% of its population being Muslims.
  • Islam governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives in the country.
  • Like most Muslim countries, homosexuality is illegal in Tunisia.
  • Tunisia uses the Central European Standard Time (GMT+1). This places the country 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • In Tunisia, the adapters are of types C and E, while the country operates on a standard voltage supply and frequency of 230 V and 50 Hz respectively.
  • There are three primary languages in Tunisia. However, Arabic is the official language.
  • The Tunisian Dinar  (TND) is the legal tender in the country.
  • Tunisia is characterized by  two climatic belts. The Mediterranean climate which influences the North and the Saharan which influences the South.
  • Visitors are advised to respect the local customs and traditions of the country.
  • Tunisia has a ton of exciting tourist sites. The country was Rome's "belly" and it still has remnants of the cultural riches left behind by the Romans.
  • Some top tourist sites include: El Djem Amphitheater, Djerba and Carthage. 
Chad Chad 90 days
Chad is a country of 15,534,813 people. Chad is famous for the Lake Chad which is named for, its ties with the Sahara desert, and for some of the best camel racing experiences in the world.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Chad for up to 90 days are allowed to do so without a visa.
  • A valid passport, however, is required for entry.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are expected to carry onward/return tickets or other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • On arrival, visitors are required to obtain a special permit issued by the Minister of Interior, necessary for all destinations in Chad. This permit might take a while to process.
  • At this time, there are no direct flights from Abidjan to N’Djamena, Chad and so intending visitors are expected to make ready their transit visas for stopovers.
  • Intending visitors are required to pay an airport tax of XAF 5,000 upon departure on an international flight. Students and Diplomatists are exempt from this tax. 

E-Visa on Arrival countries for Ivorian citizens

9 countries do not require a visa from Ivorians at the port of entry. This means Ivorians can travel into this countries without being asked for a visa at the immigration desk.

E-Visa countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Bangladesh Bangladesh 30 days

Bangladesh has a population of 162 million people, home to the largest river delta in the world and the most colorful cycle rickshaws.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Bangladesh for not more than 30 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Visitors are expected to have a valid passport with them.
  • Visitors must have valid onward/return tickets and any other documents necessary for their next destination.
  • Visitors are expected to carry enough funds to cover their expenses for the length of their visit.
  • A visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Bangladesh.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and currencies up to BDT 100 or its ready equivalent. Sums higher than USD 150 must be declared on arrival.
  • Because there are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to Dhaka, Bangladesh, visitors are advised to make arrangements for valid transit visas.
Bolivia Bolivia 90 days
Bolivia is a country of some 11 million people popular for its ancient Andean ruins, its thick jungles, and for having "zebras" control traffic.

  • Bolivia is a landlocked country located in  Central South America.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Bolivia for no longer than 90 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid from the time of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be  available.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds to cover for all expenses during their stay. 
  • There are no restrictions on the importation of local and foreign currencies up to USD 10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies. However, higher amounts must be declared on arrival.
  • Visitors are required to come along with a valid health certificate showing proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • There are no legal restrictions on same-sex relationships in the country
  • There are restrictions placed on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • Pets are to accompanied by a good health certificate issued by a Veterinarian from Ivory Coast.
  • There are no airport taxes levied on visitors staying within the 90 day period.
  • The capital city of Bolivia is Sucre.
  • The time zone in Bolivia is GMT-4, making Ivory Coast 4 hours ahead of Bolivia.
  • It takes an estimated time of 9 hours, 24 minutes to fly from Ivory Coast to Bolivia.
  • Power plugs and sockets in Bolivia are of types A and C. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and  standard voltage is 220/230 Hz.
  • Direct flights are available from Abidjan to Sucre, Bolivia at Felix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • Bolivian culture has been influenced by about 30 ethnic groups and various foreign cultures, each contributing to the different lifestyle present in the country. This is why Bolivia is one of the most colorful nations in South America.
  • Bolivia is home to Salar de Uyuni,  tagged the "the largest Mirror on Earth"
  • Spanish is the official language in Bolivia. However, there are about 39 other languages spoken by people in different regions of the country.
  • Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Bolivia.
  • The Bolivian Boliviano is the accepted legal tender in Bolivia.
  • Common greetings include "buenos dias" which means good morning, "buenas norches" which means good evening.
  • When giving flowers as gifts in Bolivia, visitors are advised to not give yellow or purple flowers as they have negative connotations.
  • Bolivia offers visitors the opportunity to experience a beautiful multi-ethnic mix and view its magnificent landscapes. Some tourist sites in the country include: the Madidi National Park,  Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos and Reserva Eduardo Avaroa.
  • Because the country is located on a high plane, temperature varies from hot and humid during the day to freezing cold at night.
  • Bolivian cuisine differs with location.
Cambodia Cambodia 30 days

Cambodia is a country of over 16.01 million people known for being the home of the largest religious monument in the world, for its warm culture, and for celebrating the new year in mid April each year!

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Cambodia for not more than 30 days can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport is required on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months, at least.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps and ease of entry.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds for the intended duration of their visit.
  • Entry is possible with a one-way ticket.
  • Visitors are also expected to have onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination.
  • A visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the Phnom Penh, Pochentong International Airport.
  • Because there are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, visitors are advised to make arrangements for a transit visa.
Kenya Kenya 90 days

Kenya is known for its over 30 million people, most spectacular wildlife and the second largest mountain in Africa.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Kenya can do so on an e-Visa for up to 90 days.
  • A passport is, however, necessary for entry.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Passports must at the very least, be valid for the period of intended visit.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover their expenses during their entire stay.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • Visitors luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Kenya.
  • There are no airport taxes required of visitors upon departure from the airport.
Myanmar Myanmar 28 days
Burma (Myanmar) has a population of 54 million people and is rich in mineral resources and Buddhist temples. It is also the least known country where men wear skirts!

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast who’d like to visit Myanmar for no longer than 28 days can do so with a valid e-visa.
  • Visitors must carry a passport, valid beyond the intended period of stay.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months at least.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors must have onward/return tickets and other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors must carry enough funds to cover their expenses during the length of their trip.
  • Visitors must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies, provided they are declared on arrival. Visitors are, however, not allowed to import local currency.
Nepal Nepal 90 days
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a home to about 26.4 million people and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest.
 
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Nepal for no longer than 90 days can obtain a visa on arrival for that.
  • Intending visitors must carry a valid passport with them.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • The ideal period of validity a passport should carry is six months at least.
  • Visitors must have the documents pertinent to their next destination, valid and ready.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover their expenses in Nepal.
  • Visitors should carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies.
Lesotho Lesotho 14 days

Lesotho is an enclaved country in southern Africa, with a population of about 2 million people. Lesotho is a land of clear blue skies and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Lesotho for no longer than 14 days can do so on an e-visa.
  • Intending visitors must carry a valid passport.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover their expenses during their visit.
  • Visitors must also have an onward/return ticket or any other documents necessary for their next destination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local currency and foreign currencies.
  • Visitors must have proof of yellow fever vaccination.


Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 30 days
Uzbekistan has population of over 32 million people. The country is known for it's abundant mosques, famous ancient cities, and for being one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world ( I.e, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries).
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Uzbekistan for no longer than 30 days can do so with an e-visa.
  • A passport is required for entry.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages.
  • Visitors are required an onward/return ticket or any other document necessary for their next destination.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds to cover for their expenses during their visit.
  • No airport taxes or fees are expected of visitors upon their departure from the airport of arrival.
  • Visitors’ luggage must be cleared at the first airport of entry in Uzbekistan.

Uganda Uganda 30 days

Uganda has a population of over 40 million people. It is known for having 6.8% of the world's butterfly species, for being home to 11% of the world’s bird population, and for housing one of the world's smallest churches. 

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Uganda for no longer than 30 can do so with an e-visa.
  • A valid passport is necessary for entry.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from time of arrival.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover their expenses during their intended period of stay. 
  • Visitors must have a valid onward/return ticket or other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors’ luggage must be cleared at the first airport of entry in Uganda.
  • There are no taxes or fees required of visitors upon departure from their airport of arrival.
  • While the import of Uganda’s local currency is banned, there are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies so long as they are declared on arrival.

Visa on Arrival countries for Ivorian citizens

17 countries permit Ivorian passport holders to receive a visa at the port of entry. Often you have to pay a fee at the immigration desk, but some countries give a visa on arrival for free.

Visa on Arrival countries

Flag Country Name Stay Duration Country Description Entry Requirements
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 180 days

  Sierra Leone is a home to over seven million people and its capital and largest city is Freetown. The country experienced civil war for 11 years which was funded by “blood diamonds”.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Sierra Leone for not more than 180 days do not require a visa.
  • Visitors are expected to have a valid passport on arrival.
  • Passports must carry at least two blank pages for stamps.
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination must be provided on arrival.
  • All visitors’ luggage must be cleared at the final destination airport in Sierra Leone.
  • Visitors are allowed to import not more than SLL 50,000, there are, however, no restriction on the import of foreign currencies.
  • Ivorians are required to pay tax of USD 40 or its equivalent in Sierra Leonean Leone upon arrival at the airport.
  • Flights from Abidjan to Freetown, Sierra Leone will require a stopover, so intending visitors are advised to confirm their transit visas before travelling.
  • Pets must be accompanied by an import authorization from the Veterinary Department and a health and rabies vaccination certificate in English.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as pay stubs, traveller's checks, and/or most recent bank statement must be provided.
  • Visitors are required to show a computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency showing entry and departure from Sierra Leone.
  • English is the official language in Sierra Leone. However, there are 4 widely spoken languages in the country of which Krio is the most widely spoken.
  • Sierra Leone uses the Greenwich Mean Time, therefore, there is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
  • The climate of Sierra Leone is tropical with two seasons. The rainy season runs from May to November, and the dry season from December to May.
  • There are a number of systems of transport in Sierra Leone, which has a road, air and water infrastructure, including a network of highways and several airports. 
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Sierra Leone is 1 hour 24 minutes.
  • In Sierra Leone, the power plugs and sockets are of types D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Sierra Leone is officially a secular state. However, Islam and Christianity are the two main religions in the country. 
  • Mount Bintumoni, Tiwai Island, Lake Sonfon and Tingi Hills Forest reserve are some of the main tourist attractions in Sierra Leone.
  • Sierra Leone, also known as “the little jewel” in West Africa is a fusion of different cultures, religions and races.
Bangladesh Bangladesh 30 days

Bangladesh has a population of 162 million people, home to the largest river delta in the world and the most colorful cycle rickshaws.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Bangladesh for not more than 30 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Visitors are expected to have a valid passport with them.
  • Visitors must have valid onward/return tickets and any other documents necessary for their next destination.
  • Visitors are expected to carry enough funds to cover their expenses for the length of their visit.
  • A visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Bangladesh.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and currencies up to BDT 100 or its ready equivalent. Sums higher than USD 150 must be declared on arrival.
  • Because there are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to Dhaka, Bangladesh, visitors are advised to make arrangements for valid transit visas.
Bolivia Bolivia 90 days
Bolivia is a country of some 11 million people popular for its ancient Andean ruins, its thick jungles, and for having "zebras" control traffic.

  • Bolivia is a landlocked country located in  Central South America.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Bolivia for no longer than 90 days will have to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid from the time of arrival.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be  available.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds to cover for all expenses during their stay. 
  • There are no restrictions on the importation of local and foreign currencies up to USD 10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies. However, higher amounts must be declared on arrival.
  • Visitors are required to come along with a valid health certificate showing proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • There are no legal restrictions on same-sex relationships in the country
  • There are restrictions placed on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • Pets are to accompanied by a good health certificate issued by a Veterinarian from Ivory Coast.
  • There are no airport taxes levied on visitors staying within the 90 day period.
  • The capital city of Bolivia is Sucre.
  • The time zone in Bolivia is GMT-4, making Ivory Coast 4 hours ahead of Bolivia.
  • It takes an estimated time of 9 hours, 24 minutes to fly from Ivory Coast to Bolivia.
  • Power plugs and sockets in Bolivia are of types A and C. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and  standard voltage is 220/230 Hz.
  • Direct flights are available from Abidjan to Sucre, Bolivia at Felix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • Bolivian culture has been influenced by about 30 ethnic groups and various foreign cultures, each contributing to the different lifestyle present in the country. This is why Bolivia is one of the most colorful nations in South America.
  • Bolivia is home to Salar de Uyuni,  tagged the "the largest Mirror on Earth"
  • Spanish is the official language in Bolivia. However, there are about 39 other languages spoken by people in different regions of the country.
  • Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Bolivia.
  • The Bolivian Boliviano is the accepted legal tender in Bolivia.
  • Common greetings include "buenos dias" which means good morning, "buenas norches" which means good evening.
  • When giving flowers as gifts in Bolivia, visitors are advised to not give yellow or purple flowers as they have negative connotations.
  • Bolivia offers visitors the opportunity to experience a beautiful multi-ethnic mix and view its magnificent landscapes. Some tourist sites in the country include: the Madidi National Park,  Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos and Reserva Eduardo Avaroa.
  • Because the country is located on a high plane, temperature varies from hot and humid during the day to freezing cold at night.
  • Bolivian cuisine differs with location.
Cambodia Cambodia 30 days

Cambodia is a country of over 16.01 million people known for being the home of the largest religious monument in the world, for its warm culture, and for celebrating the new year in mid April each year!

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Cambodia for not more than 30 days can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport is required on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for six months, at least.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps and ease of entry.
  • Visitors are expected to have enough funds for the intended duration of their visit.
  • Entry is possible with a one-way ticket.
  • Visitors are also expected to have onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination.
  • A visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the Phnom Penh, Pochentong International Airport.
  • Because there are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, visitors are advised to make arrangements for a transit visa.
Malawi Malawi 30 days

“The warm heart of Africa” as it is known is a home to about 18,091,575 people. It is a country located in the southeastern region of Africa.
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Malawi can get a visa on arrival for 30 days.
  • A valid passport is required for stamps and entry.
  • Passports must be valid for no less than six months.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • Intending visitors must have enough funds to cover for the expenses during the length of their visit.
  • Visitors are required, on arrival, to report to an Immigration Officer at any Immigration Office.
  • It is possible to extend one’s stay if a valid residence permit is obtained, and is valid for six months from the date of entry.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies, provided they are declared on arrival.
  • Travelling from Abidjan to Malawi will require two stopovers and so visitors are expected to make arrangements for transit visas.
Mauritius Mauritius 30 days

Mauritius, officially known as the republic of Mauritius, is a volcanic Island located in the Indian ocean off the southeast of the continent Africa. It is known for its lagoons, reefs, beaches and remarkable waterfalls. It is known for its unique and dodo bird, though it is extinct. 

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Mauritius for no longer than 30 days can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • A passport is required on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months after the period of intended visit.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are required to carry enough money to cover for their daily expenses during their visit (no less than USD 100 daily).
  • The Immigration authorities are vested with the power to determine who is let into Mauritius.
  • Visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Mauritius.
  • There is no airport tax required of visitors upon departure from the airport.
Mauritius Mauritius 30 days

Mauritius, officially known as the republic of Mauritius, is a volcanic Island located in the Indian ocean off the southeast of the continent Africa. It is known for its lagoons, reefs, beaches and remarkable waterfalls. It is known for its unique and dodo bird, though it is extinct. 

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Mauritius for no longer than 30 days, can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • A passport is required on arrival.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months after the period of intended visit.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors are required to carry enough money to cover for their daily expenses during their visit (no less than USD 100 daily).
  • The Immigration authorities are vested with the power to determine who is let into Mauritius.
  • Visitor’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Mauritius.
  • There is no airport tax required of visitors upon departure from the airport.
Macao Macao 30 days

Macao is known as the gambling capital of the world and the most densely populated region in the world,  has a population of  about 650,900.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Macau can get a visa on arrival for 30 days.
  • A passport, valid for not more than six months, is necessary for entry.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Visitors will be required to fill a health declaration form.
  • Visitors are expected to have their onward/return tickets, or any other documents pertaining to their next destination readily available.
  • Visitors are also expected to carry funds (not less than MOP 500 per day) sufficient for the duration of their visit.
  • Visitors can apply for a visa extension of five days before the expiry of their original visa.
  • Visitor’s luggage must be cleared at the international airport of Macao.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies.
  • At this time, there are no direct flights from Ivory Coast to Macau.
Maldives Maldives 30 days

The Maldives has about 446,513 inhabitants. It consists of 26 atolls which are made up of 1192 Coral islands and is also known as the "Hundred Thousand Islands”.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit the Maldives for no more than 30 days can do so by applying for a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport is required for entry.
  • Passports which must be valid for six months at least should also carry blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors must have their onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for their next destination outside of the Maldives, ready and valid.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover any expenses incurred during their stay.
  • Visitors should also carry evidence of accommodation arrangements in the Maldives i.e hotel reservations, etc.
  • Visitors should carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Abidjan to the Maldives and so visitors would have to make arrangements for a transit visa.
Mozambique Mozambique 30 days

Mozambique is home to over 19 million people, the best colonial era architecture and the famous Peri Peri Chicken dish.

  • Citizens of Ivory coast looking to visit Mozambique for no longer than 30 days can get a visa on arrival.
  • A valid passport is necessary for entry.
  • Passports should carry blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Passports are expected to be valid for at least six months after their departure from Mozambique.
  • Visitors should have, ready and valid, onward/return tickets or other documents pertaining to their next destination out of Mozambique.
  • Visitors are expected to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies so long as they are declared on arrival.
  • The import of local currency, however, is banned.

Nepal Nepal 90 days
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a home to about 26.4 million people and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest.
 
  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Nepal for no longer than 90 days can obtain a visa on arrival for that.
  • Intending visitors must carry a valid passport with them.
  • Passports are expected to carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • The ideal period of validity a passport should carry is six months at least.
  • Visitors must have the documents pertinent to their next destination, valid and ready.
  • Visitors must have enough money to cover their expenses in Nepal.
  • Visitors should carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies.
Lebanon Lebanon 30 days

Lebanon is famous for having over 6 million inhabitants, its striking music styles and sandy beaches.

  • Citizens of Ivory Coast looking to visit Lebanon for no longer than 30 days can do so by obtaining a visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors must have a valid passport.
  • Passports must carry blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months.
  • Visitors must have an onward/return ticket and other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Visitors must carry enough money to cover the expenses incurred during their visit.
  • There are no restrictions on the import of local and foreign currencies.
  • Visitor’s luggage must be cleared at the first airport of entry in Lebanon.
  • There are currently no direct flights from Ivory Coast to Lebanon.
Rwanda Rwanda days

The Republic of Rwanda is known for its mountains and numerous lakes. It has a population of about 11,262,500 people and its capital and largest city is Kigali.

  • Ivorians intending to travel to Rwanda for up to 30 days can obtain visa on arrival.
  • Visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Rwanda.
  • The passport should have at least a blank page for entry stamps.
  • Ivorians who wish to stay beyond the stipulated number of days should renew their visa at the office of the Directorate General of Immigration.
  • Visitors must provide proof of accommodation for their entire stay in Rwanda. This could be in the form of a  confirmed hotel booking or an invitation letter from a host living in the country.
  • They are also required to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses throughout their stay in Rwanda.
  • The import and export of local currency are limited to RWF 5000 and its equivalent.  Currencies exceeding that amount must be declared upon arrival or exit.
  • Visitors re not expected to pay any airport tax upon arrival.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Rwanda is 5 hours, 31 minutes.
  • Rwanda adopts the use of Central Africa Time (GMT +2), making Rwanda 2 hours ahead of Sierra Leone.
  • Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate. From June to mid-September is the long dry season, which is generally the best time to visit, October to November is the rainy season and the short dry season is from December to February. 
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda, with Roman Catholics, Protestants and Seventh-day Adventist being the leading denominations. About 5% of the population are Sunni Muslims and 2% practice indigenous religions. 
  • Kinyarwanda is the most widely spoken language in Rwanda and also one of the country’s official language alongside English, French and Swahili. 
  • The Rwandan Franc (RWF) is the official currency used in Rwanda. However, the US Dollar can also be used for transaction purposes. 
  • Tourists can transport themselves in Rwanda through buses, taxis and car rentals. 
  • Plastic bags have been banned in Rwanda for environmental reasons. Visible plastic bags would be seized at the airport.
  • The power and socket plugs used in Rwanda are of Types C and J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Majority of the population of Rwanda live off subsistence farming. This is why most of their meals rely on starchy crops such as potato, cassava etc.
  • Brochettes,  Mandazi and Ugali are some foods tourists can try during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Visitors can go Gorilla trekking and visit Lake Muhazi while in Rwanda.
Ethiopia Ethiopia 90 days

Ethiopia is the second-most populous nation in Africa, full of vibrant and colourful festivals and is home to the first cup of coffee.

  • Ivorians intending to visit Ethiopia can obtain visa on arrival valid for 90 days.
  • Visas can be obtained at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • Visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Ethiopia.
  • The passport should have at least a blank page for entry stamps.
  • Ivorians who wish to stay beyond the stipulated number of days should renew their visa at the head office of the main department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs, Addis Ababa.
  • They are also required to possess 2 passport photographs.
  • Visitors must provide proof of accommodation for their entire stay in Ethiopia. This could be in the form of a  confirmed hotel booking or an invitation letter from a host living in the country.
  • They are also required to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses throughout their stay in Ethiopia, usually in form of a bank statement.
  • There are restrictions on the amount of local and foreign currencies brought into the country.
  • Visitors are not expected to pay any airport tax upon arrival.
  • The estimated flight time from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 6 hours, 23 minutes.
  • Ethiopia uses the East Africa Time (GMT+3), which makes Ivory Coast 3 hours behind Ethiopia.
  • The official currency used in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB).
  • The climate in Ethiopia varies with altitude and the different topographical regions. 
  • Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian country. However, there is also a large Muslim population.
  • Amharic and Oromo are the 2 principal languages of Ethiopia. However, English, Arabic, French and Italian are widely spoken by Ethiopians.
  • For Ethiopia, there are two power plugs in use; type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • In Ethiopia, it is customary to bow when introduced to someone who is older or has a more senior position.
  • The Yeha Temple, Gondar Castles and the Blue Nile Falls are places tourists should consider visiting while in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopian dishes are one of Africa's best kept secrets. Some essential dishes include: Tibs,Beyainatu (a meal of vegetables, curries, potatoes and lentil stews) and Asa.
  • Ethiopia is the second most populous countries in Africa.
  • The country is home to the world's rarest carnivore: the Ethiopian Wolf.
Namibia Namibia 90 days

Namibia is known for its 2.5 million people, the highest sand dunes and the largest canyon in Africa.

  • Ivory Coast citizens travelling to Namibia are granted visa on arrival for a stay up to 90 days.
  • They are expected to possess a passport with a validity of 6 months beyond  the stipulated period of stay upon entry.
  • Passports of visitors must have at least six blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Ivorians are required to provide a Yellow Fever certificate of vaccination upon entry into the country.
  • They are expected to tender proof of accommodation and sufficient funds to cover the expenses throughout their period of stay. 
  • There are no restrictions on local and foreign currencies imported in and out of the country.
  • Travellers must have confirmed onward or return travel documents.
  • They are not required to pay any airport tax upon entry or departure from the airport.
  • Parents travelling with minors under 18 years of age are to tender a birth certificate showing details of both parents. If the child is flying with one parent, a consent affidavit signed by the absent parent should be tendered.
  • Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast to Namibia is 5 hours, 35 minutes.
  • Namibia uses the Central Africa Time zone (GMT+2) hence, Namibia is 2 hours ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • Namibia is a multilingual country. However, English is the official language in the country.
  • The country is home to the world’s largest population of desert elephants, free-roaming cheetahs and black rhinos.
  • It is also home to the world's second largest canyons in the world.
  • The Namibian Dollar (NAD) is the official currency in Namibia.
  • Namibia is dominated by Christians, with more than 90% of the country's population following the Christian faith.
  • In Namibia, the power plugs and sockets are of type D and M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The Namib desert is the world's oldest desert.
  • Namibia is the driest country in Sub-Sahara and depends largely on groundwater. 
  • Namibia has a subtropical climate. The lightest rain in Namibia falls between September and November while the heaviest is between February and April and both rainy seasons occur in summer.
  • Namibia has one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
  • Sossusvlei Sand Dunes in Namibia are some of the highest in the world and they are one of the country’s most impressive sights.
  • Public display of affection is frowned upon in the country, especially in rural areas.
Congo Congo 30 days
The Congo is a country of some 5 million people known for its steamy jungles which hide half the world's lowland gorillas, its warm, laid back culture, and interesting love for fashion.
  • Republic of Congo is also known as Congo Brazzaville.
  • Ivorians intending to visit the Republic of Congo can obtain a visa on arrival for a variable period of 30 days or according to the Embassy's decision.
  • A valid passport is to be tendered.
  • The passport is to have blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Visitors must have evidence of sufficient funds to cover their entire stay as well as  proof of accomodation which could be in form of an invitation letter or hotel reservation.
  • They are to possess two copies of a filled visa application form and two coloured passport photographs.
  • A copy of an airline tickets showing arrival and departure dates from the Republic of Congo is required. 
  • A vaccination certificate for Yellow Fever is to be tendered upon arrival.
  • The estimated flight time from Ivory Coast is 3 hours 31 minutes.
  • Republic of Congo uses the West African Standard Time (GMT+1+) hence, Congo is 1 hour ahead of Ivory Coast.
  • The country has a tropical climate, charcaterized by high temperature, rainfall and humidity.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon arrival.
  • The country adopts the use of the West African CFA Franc as its official currency.
  • Although the constitution mandates freedom of religion, Christianity is the religion having the most number of followers in the country. An estimated 79% of the country's population are Christians.
  • The official language of the Republic of Congo is French. However, the two national languages of the country are Lingala and Kituba.
  • In the Republic of Congo, the power plugs are of types C and E. The standard voltage supply is 230 V and the  standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transactions in the country
  • Taxis are the most accessible and cheapest means of transportation in the Republic of Congo. However, there are minibuses, trains and private transport companies such as Comfort Car and Blue Congo.
  • Congolese cuisines infuses French, Arabic and Asian cuisines into itself. Mwambi/ Mwambe is the national dish of the country.
  • The Congolese people value politeness. Politeness is expected from everyone regardless of social status.
Congo Congo 30 days
The Congo is a country of some 5 million people known for its steamy jungles which hide half the world's lowland gorillas, its warm, laid back culture, and interesting love for fashion.
  • Ivorians intending to visit the Republic of Congo can obtain a visa on arrival for a variable period of 30 days or according to the Embassy's decision.
  • A valid passport is to be tendered.
  • The passport is to have blank pages for entry stamps.