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COTE D’IVOIRE – COVID-19 UPDATE

For more information email OMA Côte d’Ivoire

13th September 2022

With effect from March 7th, restrictions have been relaxed for vaccinated passengers arriving and departing from Abidjan FHB Airport as below. The original notice can be read here: Health Controls at Abidjan FHB Airport 07Mar22

Arrivals
A PCR test is no longer required for passengers with proof of complete vaccination  
Proof of a negative PCR test (within 72 hours) is still required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers

Departures
Passengers with proof of complete vaccination are exempt from PCR testing when travelling to a country that does not require it as an entry health document
Passengers partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will require proof of a negative PCR an entry health document

The validity of the PCR test results has changed  from 48h to 72h

Country Status
No lockdown. No curfew.
International flights have resumed.

Please note that all passengers arriving in Cote d’Ivoire must:

  • Have proof that they are fully (two doses) vaccinated
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers must provide proof of a negative PCR test (within 72 hours) i
  • A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be submitted before departure at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci. The form must be printed and presented upon arrival.

Are port operations continuing for cargo ships?
Yes.

Is crew change possible?  
YES, please see the details below and contact OMA CI  for further information.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers arriving in the Ivory Coast must have a PCR test taken a maximum 72h before arrival at Abidjan Airport.

Are land borders open for cargo?
Both maritime and shore borders are open for cargo and for passengers.

Any airlines offering cargo flights?
Yes.  For details please contact OMA Logistics Cote d’Ivoire.

CREW CHANGE UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE: These procedures are correct as of 7th March 2021 but are subject to change. 
For up-to-date information on crew change procedures and flight schedules, please email [email protected] 
or call us on +225 272 125 0292 or +225 077 979 2613

Documents Required

  • Completed crew list for On-signers and/or Off-signers
  • Copies of passports
  • Copies of seamens’ books
  • Copies of Negative Covid-19 tests for Unvaccinated or Partially vaccinated On-signers (dated max 05 days before boarding the vessel)
  • Copies of flight details
  • On-signers must complete the Declaration of Air Travel via this link:
    https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci/#/home and pay the fee of 2.000 f CFA P

Procedures

  • Vessels will be inspected by Port Health at anchorage, once completed satisfactorily – crew changes can commence.
  • On-signers will be transferred directly to the vessel or to the hotel under quarantine conditions.
  • Off-signers will be transferred directly to the airport or to the hotel where they will remain under quarantine conditions

PLEASE NOTE

  • ARRIVALS: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 3 days (day of test + 2 days) before arrival.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers (two doses) must show proof of vaccination
  • A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be submitted before departure at https://deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci.
    The form must be printed and presented upon arrival.
  • DEPARTURES: Passengers with proof of complete vaccination are exempt from PCR testing when travelling to a country that does not require it as an entry health document
    Passengers partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will require proof of a negative PCR an entry health document

    The validity of the PCR test results has changed  from 48h to 72h

Please check with OMA Côte d’Ivoire for confirmation. 
You can download a summary of the proposed procedures here:  OMA-CI-Crew-Change-Procedures-11Mar22

 

Note from the Port Authority : Note de service relative a la levée de la suspension des rélèves d’équipage

FOR REFERENCE

Update 24th July 2020
As from January 29, 2020, before berthing, any vessels calling at Abidjan and San Pedro ports from countries affected by Coronovirus (Covid-19) will be subject to sanitary controls at anchorage by the department of the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP).
Visitors arriving by air or by sea from affected areas are requested to (not an obligation as of July 24)  complete two weeks of observed quarantine on arrival.

Notice from the port :CONTROLES SANITAIRES MARITIMES AU PAA COURRIER PAA 681 DU 5 FEVRIER 2020
Source: Port Autonome d’Abidjannn