Ivory Coast visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Ivorian Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy of Cote d'Ivoire permits Nigerians to visit for a period of 90 days.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of entry in Cote d'Ivoire. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Nigeria citizens visiting Cote d'Ivoire must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Cote d'Ivoire. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • Nationals of Nigeria will be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Travellers below the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • A return ticket to Nigeria or onward destination will be required.
  • Intending visitors can get to Cote d'Ivoire from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • As at the time of writing this article, Air Cote D'Ivoire is the only airlines that fly from Nigeria to Cote d'Ivoire.
  • The estimated flight duration from Lagos to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire is 1 hour, 50 minutes and from Abuja, it is 2 day, 5 hours.
  • The West African CFA franc is the official currency used in Cote d'Ivoire. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Christianity, Islam and traditional believes are the major religions in Cote d'Ivoire. Nevertheless, the majority of citizens practice Christianity.
  • Cote d'Ivoire is a multilingual country, with 78 languages being spoken in the country. However, French is the official language and the most spoken language in the country.
  • The climate in Cote d'Ivoire is tropical. There are two rainy seasons; dry season is from November to April while the rainy season is from May to October.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 to spend on daily expenses while in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Cote d'Ivoire uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which puts Nigeria one hour ahead in time.
  • Attiéké, alloco and foutou are some of the delicacies visitors can try while in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Parc National de Taï, Hôtel Ivoire and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury are some tourist attractions visitors can visit during their stay in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • The power and socket plug used in Cote d'Ivoire are of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Getting around in Cote d'Ivoire is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes shared taxis, minibuses, trains and domestic flights. 
  • Visitors travelling to Cote d'Ivoire are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and regulations as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How safe is Ivory Coast for visitors?

Ivory Coast is not a completely safe place to visit due to high levels of both petty and violent crimes and political unrest.

What are some of the popular food items in Ivory Coast?

Ivorian cuisine is rich with tubers, grains, pigs, chickens, seafood, vegetables and spices.

What is Ivory Coast's climate like?
Ivory Coast is a mostly humid and warm place with three distinct seasons: warm and dry from November to March, hot and dry from March to May, and hot and wet from June to October.

What can I wear in Ivory Coast?
Visitors in Ivory Coast are advised to wear light items of clothing due to the humid weather.

What is the religious demography of Ivory Coast?
Religion in Ivory Coast is diverse, with Christianity making up most of the population’s religion.