Visitors to Ivory Coast must obtain a visa from one of the Ivorian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
Visa policy of Ivory Coast
Citizens of the following 24 countries as well as refugees and stateless persons residing in these countries can visit Côte d'Ivoire without a visa:
|Date of visa changes
- 30 April 1980: ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Holders diplomatic or service category passports issued to nationals of Austria, Brazil, China, Gabon, Iran, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, Venezuela and Vietnam do not require a visa for Côte d'Ivoire.
Visitors can apply online for an e-Visa that if approved can be picked up at the Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan. The eVisa is valid for 90 days and is issued within 48 hours.
The following countries and territories require prior approval from the Ministry of Security: