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

An outbreak of Ebola virus has been confirmed in south-eastern Guinea. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, maintain strict standards of hygiene and avoid eating bushmeat. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Cote d’Ivoire.

For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the NaTHNaC Outbreak Surveillance database and follow the WHO on twitter.

There have been a number of shootings around Abidjan since August 2012. Attacks happen mainly at night and the targets have usually been the police and military. Further incidents can’t be ruled out. See Security situation and Crime.

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

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

Cases of meningitis have been detected in northern and central regions of Côte d’Ivoire. The affected districts are Boundiali, Bouna, Ferke, Korhogo, Seguela and Tengrela in the North and Bandama Valley region in the central part of the country. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health agencies are supporting local authorities to control the spread of the disease.

Yellow fever, cholera, and measles cases have been reported in the Abidjan area since the start of 2011. Falciparum malaria is also endemic.

You should register with our Embassy and warden network in Abidjan. See Consular assistance

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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