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Last verified: Sunday, 26. January 2020 at 07:22 AM

Ivory Coast Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Ivory Coast

Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Ivory Coast. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Ivory Coast shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Ivory Coast), the Advisory Index is 3.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mali (4.7), Burkina Faso (3.8), Ghana (2.5), Guinea with 2.5 and Liberia with 2.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Ivory Coast

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Ivory Coast.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Ivory Coast from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Cote d’Ivoire due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel To: Northern border region due to terrorism. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting areas frequented ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cote-d-ivoire-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cote-d-ivoire-ivory-coast

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Côte d’Ivoire due to terrorism, violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cote-divoireivory-coast

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ivory Coast.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel within 20km of the border with Liberia due to the presence of armed groups and the potential for cross-border attacks.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid non-essential travel

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Individual rating changes for Ivory Coast

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Ivory Coast. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Ivory Coast changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Ivory Coast with a rating of 3.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Ivory Coast with a rating of 4.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Ivory Coast with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Ivory Coast with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Ivory Coast with a rating of 2.0.

About Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast with its capital Yamoussoukro is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly larger than New Mexico (322,460 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia. The climate can be described as tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October). The landscape is mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest. With a population of about 18.37 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Yamoussoukro
Population about 18.37 million
Size 322.460 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Mexico
Common languages French
Currency Franc (short: XOF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +225
Internet Top Level Domain .ci
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CI
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CIV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 384

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Ivory Coast is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged)
  • water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents

Natural hazzards

  • coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors
  • during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Ivory Coast. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. building materials
  3. bus assembly
  4. electricity
  5. fertilizer
  6. foodstuffs
  7. gold mining
  8. oil refining
  9. textiles
  10. truck

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cocoa beans
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. cotton
  7. manioc
  8. palm kernels
  9. rice
  10. rubber

Ivoirian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Ivory Coast.

Export products

  1. bananas
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. cotton
  5. fish
  6. palm oil
  7. petroleum
  8. pineapples
  9. timber

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Ivory Coast.

Is it safe to travel Ivory Coast in 2020?

Visiting the country Ivory Coast is usually fine. The score is at 2,6 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Ivory Coast?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Ivory Coast.

What is the size of Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast has a size of 322,460 km² or 124,502 mi² which is slightly larger than New Mexico.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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