Ivory Coast international travel advice

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is part of Africa with main city at Yamoussoukro. Its Developing country with a population of 23M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is the formal name of Ivory Coast It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.91 °C   🌧 ~9.57 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 23M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Côte d'Ivoire. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 31, 2019


🔌 Sockets

Ivory Coast uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French


💱 Currencies Used

Ivory Coast uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Ivory Coast. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Ivory Coast is on average 2.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ivory Coast is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 16,932.59 XOF, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: GreenN, Koz, MTN, Moov or Orange. Ivory Coast uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ivory Coast upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Ivory Coast, dial +, then 225 (the country code for Ivory Coast), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Ivory Coast, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Ivory Coast you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 55 km/h (34 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020