Ivory Coast e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is the Ivory Coast e-Visa?

The Ivory Coast e-Visa is a travel document needed for tourist or business purposes.

What do I need to apply for an Ivory Coast e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Passport Personal Details Scan
  • Return Ticket
  • Proof of Accommodation

What is the cost to obtain an Ivory Coast e-Visa?

The Ivory Coast e-Visa costs USD 84.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee:

  • USD 45.00 for standard processing.
  • For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 75.00 and USD 110.00, respectively

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process an Ivory Coast e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 7 days
  • Rush Processing: 5 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 3 days

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is an Ivory Coast e-Visa valid for?

An Ivory Coast e-Visa is valid for 90 days after arrival. Note that this is unlike most visas, where the validity starts upon the date of issuance. This type of e-Visa is a Multiple Entry visa which allows you to enter the country multiple times within the 90 days in Total.

How long is an Ivory Coast e-Visa valid for?

An Ivory Coast e-Visa is valid for 90 days after arrival. Note that this is unlike most visas, where the validity starts upon the date of issuance. This type of e-Visa is a Multiple Entry visa which allows you to enter the country multiple times within the 90 days in Total.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for Ivory Coast e-Visa?

Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into the Ivory Coast and at least one blank page.

What countries can apply for an Ivory Coast e-Visa?

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunel
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cayman (Islands)
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Comoros (Island)
  • Croatia
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominique (Republic)
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenade
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Lesotho
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius (Island)
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Monténégro
  • Outer Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • NepalNew Zealand
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Ouganda
  • Ouzbékistan
  • Panama
  • Papua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia (Federation)
  • St. Kits and Nevis
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saint Lucia
  • San Marino
  • Saint Vincent
  • Solomon (Islands)
  • Salvador
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Are there any countries exempt from requiring a visa to travel to the Ivory Coast?

The following countries are visa-exempt:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • The central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

How many entries come with the Ivory Coast e-Visa?

The Ivory Coast e-Visa allows for Multiple Entry within the 90 days after arrival.

How long can I stay in Ivory Coast with the e-Visa?

The maximum stay allowed is 90 days in Total

What documents do I need to present upon arrival at the Ivory Coast?

Upon arrival at the Ivory Coast, you will need to present the following:

  • Biometric Passport valid for six months minimum
  • A printed copy of the e-Visa
  • International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.
  • The original receipt of payment of visa fee 73 euros included bank charges.

Do I need a Yellow Fever vaccine before entering Ivory Coast?

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Ivory Coast Tourism

The Ivory Coast is not a country that everyone dares to visit, but if you do, you will wonder at its beauty and stunning scenery.

The natural parks and the beaches in the south make this African country a beautiful destination for travel, which is why you should give it a try if you have the opportunity. However, before you go, there are some things that you should probably be made aware of. The Ivory Coast is not a destination for anyone, and while it has its beauties, they are entangled with dangers.

You may be wondering why you need the courage to visit the Ivory Coast. Truth be told, this beautiful and charming region in Africa is entangled with violence. Some locations require special passage papers from the rebel leaders, and the security checks are often quite scary.

The guards always expect to be bribed, and the tension is so high that you could cut it with a butter knife. However, not all regions are like that, and if you want to play it safe, you can visit the south of the Ivory Coast. Unlike many countries, the Ivory Coast has two capital cities.

One is located in the south of the city of Abidjan, and the other is farther north in Yamoussoukro. The former is in charge of the economic capital, while the latter deals with the political and administrative affairs. It makes no difference to tourists, but usually, people choose the southern city of Abidjan.

That is where the beaches are, after all. Another interesting fact about the Ivory Coast is that many people still call it Cote d’Ivoire. The latter is its French name. The French version is the official one. It was changed in 1985. However, most people still use the English version since it is easier to pronounce. It may be of little importance, but at least now you know that the Ivory Coast and Cote d’Ivoire are the same.

The Ivory Coast is a cash-based society, but you can find places that accept payments using credit or debit cards. ATMs can also be located in large cities, but you need to be very careful how you withdraw money and who is behind you while you do it. The crime rate in these cites is not the lowest.

The official currency is the West African Franc, the same currency used by other countries such as Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, and Benin. When you enter the country, it is best if you have US dollars since they are more common and can be exchanged easily.

Just make sure that you do not have too much cash on you at all times. One of the surprising things about the Ivory Coast is its diversity. Believe it or not, only 42% of the country’s population is Akan. As for ethnic groups, there are five of them.

Their presence does not seem to be an issue, which makes you believe that the Ivory Coast is quite a tolerant state. Before you leave for the Ivory Coast, you should know that a trip to your primary care physician is required.

Your doctor can administer the necessary vaccinations for your trip. You need to get vaccinated for malaria, the Yellow Fever, and Cholera. Not doing so exposes you to unnecessary risks, and there are a lot of outbreaks of malaria in the Ivory Coast. It is best if you do not take your chances and get the shot.

While the Ivory Coast has beautiful beaches, going for a swim may not seem like such a good idea. The powerful Atlantic currents will prevent you from swimming safely, and tourists have drowned there because they would not listen to this piece of advice. If you want to enter the water, make sure that you get only a few feet from the shore. The current is so strong that it can drag the sand from underneath your feet and you along with it.

As for when it is the best time to visit the Ivory Coast, it depends on where you are going. For the sake of full disclosure, I must tell you that the Ivory Coast is terrible during the wet season. You will get soaked every single day. That is why it is important to know that in the north, the wet season is June through October, and in the south, there are two wet seasons: May through July and October through November. So pick your departure date according to this information if you wish to stay dry. When it comes to the Ivory Coast’s cuisine, there is nothing out of the ordinary.

Their food is regular West African food that usually revolves around chicken, fish, tomatoes, onions, and, of course, bananas. The people there make delicious dishes out of those ingredients. Some resorts and hotels provide western food, but it does not taste the same as it does in western civilization. As for alcohol, the locals drink a beverage called Bangui, which is palm wine. Some say it is delicious.

The water, on the other hand, should be avoided if it is tap. You can end up with all kinds of parasites, and some of them travel to your brain. That is why you need to consume bottled water for the entire trip. You should not worry about finding accommodation. The larger cities have international hotels, and you can find a hotel for all budgets. The rural regions, however, do not give you too many options. As for means of transportation, the best options are taxis and minibusses.

The trains are not very reliable. The Ivory Coast has its cons, but it is mostly governed by pros. If you avoid the dangers by getting notifications from your embassy, you should be okay during your trip. The locals there can be of help as well since they are used to their troubles. In any case, you can ask to be placed if something happens.