The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the western regions of Dix-Huit Montagnes, Haut-Sassandra, Moyen-Cavally and Bas-Sassandra. See Local travel

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of west Africa means that travellers may encounter additional health checks at borders including airports. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Côte d’Ivoire.

For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the World Health Organization website, the NaTHNaC outbreak surveillance database and this map showing the areas affected.

Violent crime can occur at any time. Be particularly vigilant and take care when travelling by road, especially at night. See Crime.

You should avoid large public gatherings and political rallies. See Security.

There will be presidential elections on 25 October, with a possible second round of voting on 22 November. You should remain vigilant and stay away from large public gatherings.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. See Terrorism.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.