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Change of travel advice for the Ivory Coast

The overall level of the advice has changed; we recommend against all travel to Ivory Coast.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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In view of the uncertain security environment following the disputed Presidential election on 28 November, we recommend against all travel to the Ivory Coast.

On 4 December, an inauguration ceremony was held to install Laurent Gbagbo as President, following the Constitutional Court judgement on 3 December overturning the conclusions of the Independent Electoral Commission on the second round of the Presidential Elections. We recommend a high degree of vigilance, and to avoid all demonstrations and gatherings.

For more information, see our travel advice for the Ivory Coast

Published 6 December 2010