The historic sites; nice, vibrant beaches, supported fun activities, peaceful environment, and remarkable hospitality services to visitors visiting the Ivory Coast, makes this country one of the top tourist destinations in West Africa. The Marché de Cocody is good for picking up some touristy tchotchkes. Medical Insurance: If your health insurance plan does not provide coverage overseas, we strongly recommend. In January 2017, elements of the armed forces staged public strikes and mutinies demanding back pay and benefits, temporarily paralyzing transportation in Abidjan and regional capital cities. In the south, the Parc National de Taï hides secrets, species and nut-cracking chimps under the boughs of its trees, while the peaks and valleys of Man offer a highland climate, fresh air and fantastic hiking opportunities through tropical forests.
Visit the website for the most current visa information. From the Alloco, Attiéké to the Kédjénous, you will taste our dishes with delight. While stopped in traffic, allow enough room between your car and the one in front to maneuver out if needed. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common. The park also includes a picnic area, restaurant and an arboretum.
Getting In and Around Visas: A visa and a certificate showing current yellow fever immunization are generally required. No other country in the world can offer as much experience in a single trip. Antidiscrimination laws exist, but they do not address discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. See how we compare in the 90 seconds video Please note that e-visa is only for those who enter Ivory Coast at the Abidjan Port Bouet Airport also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. More than 60 native dialects are also spoken, the most common being Dioula. The military often performs what might be considered traditional civilian law enforcement functions for which it is not properly trained.
If you are stopped, politely present your identification. Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. The beach resorts of low-key Assinie and arty Grand Bassam were made for weekend retreats from Abidjan, the capital in all but name, where lagoons wind their way between skyscrapers and cathedral spires pierce the blue heavens. Interviews can only be scheduled or rescheduled via the online system or through the call center. It boasts of a population of over 60 million dwellers. The country comprises of forests, savannah and grassland habitats covered by various animal species. Built on a surface area of 130 hectares in Yamoussoukro, in the centre of the country, the Basilica Notre Dame de la Paix has the largest glass surface in the world.
Some of these national parks also carry the important history of this country. Weapons left over after the civil war present a continuing security threat exploitable by criminals and rogue soldiers. When passing through the border, visitors should always have all their identification documents, failure to which they will pay a fine. Before getting into your car, look around to see if there is anyone paying unusual attention and, if someone appears to be watching, do not go to your vehicle. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints and asked to pay a bribe, politely refuse and present your photocopy of your U.
Shopping: Take advantage of the shopping that Abidjan has to offer. It rains from May to July while there is a short rainy season in October and November. En 48 heures maximum, vous obtenez votre visa Snedai:. Outside the major cities, infrastructure is poor, medical care is limited, and there are few facilities for tourists. Maquis Chez Fifne is perfect for an African lunch; for delicious and less traditional fare, some recommendations are Nuit de Saigon Vietnamese , Delhi Darbar Indian , La Cascade French , and Boulangerie Pâtisserie du Rond-point for the pastries. Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all recommended by the U. Abidjan is a major city and the economic and administrative center, as well as one of the largest cities in western Africa.
There have been reports of robberies in metered or orange taxis, though they are still widely thought to be the most secure form of public transportation. Skype: If you want to contact a service representative during normal business hours, add the new Skype contact to your account, ustraveldocs-ivorycoast ustraveldocs. After that, the visa will be printed and delivered immediately. You will also see the most intelligent chimpanzees in the world, using twelve different tools every day. Even after the capital of Côte d'Ivoire was shifted to Yamoussoukro, many republic buildings like the Presidency and National Assembly are based at the The Plateau. Please visit our website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.
× External Link You are about to leave travel. Please refer to our for more information. Please report any incident to the U. Uniformed security forces police, military, and gendarmes routinely stop vehicles for traffic violations and security checks. Further information may be found on the.
If you plan to swim, do so with caution, as the coastal currents can be extremely strong. New Grand-Bassam is where most of the action takes place today, while the beaches to the west and east are where the resort hotels reside. Try the well-stocked Marché de Treichville or the Hypermarché Sococé. Paul is an innovative structure created and designed by Italian architect Aldo Spiritom. But inside, the stained glass tableaux remind you of the basilica in Yamoussoukro. Address: Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire The Plateau The Plateau is the central business district of Abidjan adorned by many shops, offices and restaurants. Medicare does not apply overseas.