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Visa policy & Requirements

Know before you go

If you are a foreign national and plan on traveling to Ivory Coast for tourism, business, or other reasons, you will need a visa to enter the country. Ivory Coast has visa requirements in place for most foreign visitors, apart from those from countries that have established visa exemption agreements with Ivory Coast. 


The Ivory Coast e-Visa is available to citizens of 227 countries worldwide. Visitors can use Ivory Coast e-Visa for purposes such as traveling, leisure, business, and visiting relatives and friends. It is valid for 90 days from the issued date and is granted usually within 72 hours.

With this visa, you can:

  • Stay in Ivory Coast for up to 3 months at a time. It is possible to extend your visa once you arrive to Ivory Coast.

  • Enjoy a holidays, visit your family or friends or cruise, or attend a cultural event.

  • Conduct business activities such as making enquiries, negotiating contracts, attending conferences or seminars.

  • Study or train for up to 3 months in total.

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Have a valid passport: The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into Ivory Coast.

  • Have booked the entry and exit flight.

  • Have booked your accommodation or have a letter of invitation, if visiting a relative.

  • Be vaccinated against yellow fever and to present the vaccination card for inspection.

Visa-exempt countries

Citizens of the following countries can enter Ivory Coast without a visa:


 Burkina Faso

 Cape Verde

 Central African Republic (90 days)

 Chad (90 days)

 Congo (90 days)







 Mauritania (90 days)

 Morocco (90 days)



 Philippines (90 days)

 Rwanda (90 days)


 Seychelles (90 days)

 Sierra Leone

 Singapore (90 days)


 Tunisia (90 days)

Prior approval requried

Visa prior approval is a process that requires individuals to obtain approval from the immigration authorities of Ivory Coast before they can apply for a visa. The following countries need to obtain prior approval:




 Antigua and Barbuda










 Equatorial Guinea

 Hong Kong










 Marshall Islands








 North Korea




 South Sudan

 Sri Lanka







COVID-19 Requirements

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all travelers who wants to visit Ivory Coast must be fully vaccinated. The definition of full COVID vaccination for the Ivory Coast government involves receiving two doses of an approved vaccine. 

Travelers who aren’t fully vaccinated need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding their plane.

Our Customer Support

If you would like more information or have any questions regarding travel requirements, entry restrictions, or any other related concerns, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Applying for your travel needs through our company ensures a streamlined process, making everything easy and convenient for you. Our experienced team will guide you through the application process, ensuring that all necessary documents are submitted correctly and thoroughly checked for any mistakes. Your peace of mind and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we are committed to providing excellent service to make your travel experience as smooth as possible.