COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions
As on date 14th January; there are confirmed 78,495 COVID 19 cases in Ivory Coast with 747 deaths. There has been an increase of 2,780 cases in the past one week.
- The Ivoirian government announced that effective December 7, all inbound air travelers will be subject to additional measures to control the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory rapid antigen testing upon arrival at Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The Ivoirian government will recommend PCR testing at a local testing center for individuals whose rapid tests are positive and that they visit the infectious disease treatment services (SMIT) at the University Teaching Hospital for care.
- Ivoirian officials plan to monitor new arrivals’ health status for five days by calling or texting travelers’ mobile phones.The government will not require any additional tests, regardless of the result.
- Domestic and international airlines are offering limited commercial flight services. Land and sea borders remain closed for travel.
- Effective December 9, 2021, all inbound air travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival at Félix Houphouët-BoignyAbidjan Airport. Outbound travelers must present a negative PCR test no earlier than two days before travel, regardless of test or vaccine regulations in destination countries. While some countries require either a negative COVID-19 test or proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is required to depart Côte d’Ivoire.
- All international travelers to and from Côte d’Ivoire are required to fill in an Air Travel Declaration Form (Déclarationde Déplacementpar VoieAérienne–DDVA) and pay the fees online at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci.
- Vaccines available in Côte d’Ivoire are AstraZeneca, Pfizer and J&J/Janssen. The Ministry of Health reports that it has administered 7,359,678 vaccine doses as of January 8.
- Abidjan Port is functioning normally. Vessels, if last called any of the infected Ports, are still being inspected for healthclearance at anchorage prior to berthing.
- Crew change has been allowed by Abidjan Port under a defined procedure/approval. At other Port of San Pedro crew changes are still not permitted.
- Primary and secondary schools, as well as universities, are open. Restaurants, maquis, bars, night clubs, and entertainment venues are open and expected to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
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