Ivory Coast – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update: July 6th, 2020

International flights resuming

What is the change?

Côte d’Ivoire recently announced international flights are resuming.

Key Points:

  • International flights will resume on July 1, in compliance with strict hygiene measures.
  • Passengers arriving on these flights will be subject to health checks and systematic monitoring while they are in Côte d’Ivoire.

The resumption of international flights is good news for employers with employees who plan to enter Côte d’Ivoire or who are already there and wish to exit.

Update: April 22th, 2020

Air borders closed, other restrictions implemented

What is the change?

Côte d’Ivoire has implemented several measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • The country’s air borders are closed to incoming flights indefinitely.
  • Nationals of Côte d’Ivoire abroad are temporarily not allowed to enter the country.
  • Government offices are now on a limited work schedule operating from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on week days.
  • Travel to and from Abidjan, the most populous city, is not permitted. Individuals must wear masks in Abidjan, and inter-city and inter-municipal transport has been restricted.

The various pandemic-related measures implemented by the government will impact the movement of people into Côte d’Ivoire for the time being. Depending on how the COVID-19 situation unfolds, there could be additional measures announced in the coming weeks. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly.

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Sophie Carlei

Sophie est Managing Director au sein de l’équipe Mobilité Internationale de Lyon et dirige l’équipe immigration. Elle conseille les groupes français et internationaux et intervient tant pour des clients travaillant dans […]

Fatia Bouteiller

Fatia Bouteiller a rejoint Deloitte Société d’Avocats en 2017 pour renforcer l’équipe Immigration. Fatia dispose d’une expérience de 15 ans en mobilité internationale dans les domaines du droit de l’immigration, […]