International Visitors


Foreign nationals having an ordinary or official passport, wanting to enter Cote D’Ivoire, need to have a biometric visa.

Requesting a biometric visa can either be done at the Ivorian Embassy of the corresponding country or through the internet via the following website:  (after registration and online payment of fees, a biometric e-visa is issued upon arrival at the Abidjan airport).

All foreigners must be able to present upon request of forces of law and order, a valid visa or an Ivorian residence permit*.
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For more information, please visit SARA invitation letter, This letter helps with the VISA procurement procedure.

Please note that the embassy or consulate is the sole decision maker in VISA issues and thus is to be contacted with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE! the invitation letter DOES NOT PERMIT access to SARA. The purpose of this document is to help with the VISA procurement procedure at the Ivorian Embassy or consulate.

*  The promoter of the SARA event may not be held responsible under any circumstances for any failure to respect these terms and conditions.


Information publish by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Yellow fever

Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for any visitors to be granted entrance to the country. Vaccination card verification is done upon arrival in Cote D’Ivoire.

Ask a doctor or international vaccination centre for advice.


Côte d’Ivoire is ranked zone 3 for the risk of malaria. Before departure, consult a doctor or the Vaccination Center for Tropical Diseases.

Preventive prophylaxis is recommended for short stays in Côte d’Ivoire.

In any case, during your stay in Côte d’Ivoire personal protection against mosquito bites is strongly recommended (repellents, diffusers, mosquito nets, …).