We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Cote d'Ivoire.
In addition, we advise against all but essential travel to the western regions of Cote d'Ivoire within 50 km of the border with Liberia.
Latest Travel Alert
Local elections will take place in Cote d'Ivoire in October 13th. There is the possibility of isolated unrest during the elections and in the following days as results are announced. You are advised to avoid large gatherings, follow directions of local authorities and monitor local media for updates.
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in the Ivory Coast, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:41:49 BST