Here you will find important tips and useful information for Ivory Coast.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
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)
Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Euros are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XOF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
Yamoussoukro and Abidjan
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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.
Abidjan/Plateau, Immeuble Botreau Roussel, 28, avenue Delafosse
Tel. +225 20 21 17 21
8.30 - 11.30 h and 15.00 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30/9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
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.
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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