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Traveling to Abidjan



Foreign nationals with ordinary or official passports wishing to travel to Cote d'Ivoire are subject to a biometric visa requirement.

The application for a biometric visa can be made either at the embassy of Côte d'Ivoire of the corresponding country, or since January 2, 2014, via internet on the site: www.snedai.ci (After registration and online payment of charges, a biometric e-visa is issued upon arrival at the airport of Abidjan).

Any foreigner shall be able to show, upon request of any police officer, a valid visa or an Ivorian residence permit.

For further information please visit: www.snedai.ci

Please note that the Embassy or Consulate remains the sole decision-maker for your visa request and is your sole contact for any additional questions.

The invitation letter does not allow you access to the lounge. It is a document to help you obtain your VISA from the Embassy or Consulate of Cote d'Ivoire.

The General Commission of the FAIR cannot, in any case, be held responsible for any breach of these conditions.


The General Commission is willing to get you a letter of invitation upon request only. If you need a letter of invitation, please send your request to the following address: axesmarketing@aviso.ci

Please note that we will no longer be able to send you the required letter of invitation after 31st August 2017.



Yellow fever: The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory for clearance entering and staying in Côte d'Ivoire. A check of the vaccination records is made upon arrival in Côte d'Ivoire. Seek advice from your doctor or an international immunization centre.

Other recommended vaccines : Polio, Hepatitis B and A, Typhoid fever


Côte d'Ivoire is classified as Zone 3 for malaria risk. Before departure, it is advisable to seek advice from a doctor or tropical diseases vaccination centre. Preventive prophylactic treatment is recommended for short stays in Cote d'Ivoire. In any case, during your stay in Cote d'Ivoire, individual protection against mosquito bites is strongly recommended (repellents, diffusers, mosquito nets, etc.).

Ebola Virus

Up to now, no case of Ebola has been reported in Cote d'Ivoire.

Preventive measures remain in effect on arrival at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport :

filling out a health declaration form temperature measurement using infrared thermometers hand washing and disinfection Source/World Health Organisation (WHO)