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Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Climate Chart for Abidjan, Ivory Coast

There are three main climatic regions, the coast, the forest and the savannah. The greatest rainfall (80 to 120 inches) and the small range of average temperature, 73°F-80°F (23°C to 26.6°C) occur in the coastal region, which has a long dry season from December to April, followed by the great rains in mid May to mid July. The short dry season is from mid-July to October and the little rains in October and November. In the central forest region, rainfall is high (53 to 100 inches), humidity continuous, and the season less clearly marked. The earlier, shorter dry season (November to mid-March) is followed by a short wet season (mid-March to mid-May), a short dry season from mid May to mid July and the great rains for mid July to mid November. Temperatures reach their maximum in the northern savannah at between 90°F-94°F (32°C -24.4°C) minimum is around 14°C (57°F). There is a long wet season from June to October, and the dry season extends six or seven months.

Visas are required by all except for nationals from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, and USA. Passports must be valid for at least least months after your proposed departure date.

We advise you to check the latest visa requirements with your local embassy of representative prior to your departure.

Details of Tourist Offices and Embassies located around the world

Official Currency:    CFA (Communauté financière africane) Franc=100 centimes.
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

All the major Credit Cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques can be readily exchanged at banks and are accepted in many hotels, restaurants and shops.


Air Ivoire operates a domestic service connecting Abidjan, Bouaké, Bouna, Korhogo, Man, Odienné and San Pedro.

Railways / Train Services

Trains travel between Abidjan, Bouaké and Ferkesssédougou several times a day and the service is a of the best in Africa.


All the major towns are connected by a good bus and taxi service.


The majority of the roads are sealed and in good condition. There are very few problems during the heavy rains. Traffic drives on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence and insurance is required.

1st Jan - New Year's Day
1st May - Labour Day
21 May - Ascension Day
15th August - Assumption Day
1st November - All Saint's Day
7th December - National Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in the Ivory Coast is: "Type C, E & F"

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