Info : ICC 2015 has been officially launched on Tuesday 16 June at Espace Latrille Events - ....Read more

  • Abidjan
  • Visas & Visit
  • Currency
  • Health
  • Hotel

As the economic capital of Côte D’Ivoire, Abidjan has an estimated population of 4,707,000 and is the second largest city in West Africa (after Lagos). It is located in the south of the country in the Lagoon region.
New infrastructures are currently taking place to facilitate the smooth movement of goods and people in this city that has 10 autonomous boroughs.
Abidjan is the heart of national and sub regional economy and is open to the rest of the world via its international airport (which was recently certified to US standards). There are several airlines that serve the airport a few times a week. Abidjan has all the amenities to host an international activity like ICC.
“The pearl of the Lagoon” as it is often referred to, Abidjan, despite its modernity boasts an African authenticity like many other African cities. The social aspects, cultural and human particularities contribute to Abidjan being a tourist destination. ICC-2015 will therefore have a plethora of activities that will enhance your stay in Abidjan.


You will like:

  • The gastronomy spaces called “maquis” that serves local Ivorian cuisine
  • Night out: Outdoor spaces, night clubs where you will discover the rhythms of Ivorian music.
    You can also relax by the lagoon or on the beaches near Abidjan



Visa and stay

A letter of invitation can be issued by the organizers of ICC 2015 if necessary for the visa application. The information concerning this letter will be transmitted with the registration confirmation


Visa and entry conditions

For international non-ECOWAS:

  • a residence visa in Côte d'Ivoire *. For this, a passport with a validity of at least six months after the return date of Côte d'Ivoire will be necessary.
  • International participants must have a confirmation of accommodation and all documents required for their stay.
  • Vaccinations: A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory and immunization record will be checked upon arrival at the airport.
  • Procedure:
    • The biometric visa is required. Join the visa application form (downloadable from the embassy site): the passport valid 6 months after return date,
    • a recent passport photo,
    • photocopies of passport,
    • proof of residence and activity,
    • a hotel reservation or proof of accommodation, the hosting legalized,
    • a copy of the ticket round tri

Visa Issuance at the Embassy
The application and decision Appointments can be done in one of Ivorian embassies.
Procedure: Make the request on the website of SNEDAI (

At the international airport of Abidjan FHB

Since January 2, it is possible to obtain the E-visa directly at Abidjan International Airport. The procedure is as follows.

  • Make the request on the website of SNEDAI (
  • Print your application and keep it with you;
  • Pay the fees at the FHB airport (70 €)
  • The currency is CFA (XOF)
  • 1€ = 655, 957 F CFA ; 1$ = cost of the day; 1£ = cost of the day
  • The euro is accepted among many traders. Travellers checks (in euros only) that are traded only in banks and certain hotels in large cities.
  • Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted in most major hotels and some travel agencies.
  • Large banks (and large hotels) of countries have ATMs.
  • Payment by check is accepted in some European traders and hoteliers.
  • Banks are open weekdays from 8:30 to 12:15 and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and for some non-stop from 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. for others. And some are open on Saturdays from 9am to 12am.

    * depending on the exchange rate of the day


  • Yellow fever: vaccination
  • The vaccination is effective 10 days apr`s injection (unless not 1st injection: immediate protection). It is therefore necessary to get vaccine in advance.
  • Other recommended vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis B and A, Typhoid fever
  • Antimalarial recommended.



Join us on Facebook
Featured countries

pays à l'honneur

© 2015 - Tous droits réservés ::: ICC 2015