Travel advice for Ivory Coast.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Ivory Coast.

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Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

West CFA franc XOF

Currency exchange rate

XOF 100 = ~ CHF 0.20 ; CHF 1 = ~ XOF 500.00 (07/2020)

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  • Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals

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Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Capital

Yamoussoukro and Abidjan

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Abidjan/Plateau, Immeuble Botreau Roussel, 28, avenue Delafosse
Tel. +225 20 21 17 21

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 11.30 h and 15.00 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.30/9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.

  • Visitors are advised to observe elementary safety precautions and to inquire at local police stations about risks related to itinerary and time of travel.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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