Entry requirements at Air Côte d’Ivoire destinations

* This information has been collected from the authorities of the countries served by the Company and is likely to change depending on the health response of each country to COVID-19.

We recommend that you check the conditions of entry, transit or stay as well as the health protocols in country of departure and destination , with the competent authorities to avoid any inconvenience.

 

HEALTH PROCEDURES OF THE SUB-REGIONAL CITIES SERVED

ABIDJAN

  • Any passenger departing or arriving in Abidjan must have a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 07 days from the date of collection.
  • Travellers to Côte d'Ivoire who have taken the COVID-19 test will only have to pay the declaration fee which costs 2000 FCFA. Only travelers departing from Abidjan will pay the sum of 50,000 FCFA of which 48,000 FCFA for the COVID-19 test (RT-PCR screening test) and 2,000 FCFA (attestation of declaration) for the declaration. The payment will be made via the online platform www.deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci
  • All departing, arriving and transit passengers must complete the travel declaration form available online at www.deplacement-aerien.gouv.ci , print it and present it at check-in. It is recommended that passengers have their own pen.     
  • All passengers will systematically undergo temperature screening.       
  • If the temperature is above 38 °, the passenger will be tested and put in quarantine while waiting for the test results.     
  • If the test result is negative, the passenger will have to self-quarantine for 14 days under the supervision of the health authorities to confirm his/her good health.       
  • If the test result is positive, the passenger will be taken to the Infectious Disease Department.      
  • It is recommended that passengers, who wish to obtain their COVID-19 test result within 48 hours, go before 10:00 a.m. GMT to the approved sampling centers.   
  • For passengers departing from Abidjan, the COVID-19 certificates considered as valid are only those delivered by approved sampling centers of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. Among them: Cocody Saint Jean center,  Marcory center, the Yopougon BAE center, Treichville center (Infectious Diseases Service) and Plateau center, Sorbonne.

COTONOU

  • Before their arrival in Cotonou, travelers must pay online (at www.centresurveillancesanitaire.bj) a flat fee of FCFA 50,000 which covers a screening test on arrival as well as a certificate.

  •  Before departing from Cotonou, passengers must pay online (at www.centresurveillancesanitaire.bj) a flat fee of FCFA 50,000 which covers a screening test and a certificate.

  •  For travelers who stay in Cotonou less than or for three (3) days, the screening test prior to departure from Cotonou (which costs FCFA 50,000) is not mandatory.

  •  All travelers who stay in Cotonou between three (3) and fourteen (14) days, must undergo a compulsory screening test (which costs FCFA 50,000) before their departure. Travelers must organize themselves to undergo their second test before departure.

  •  The control screening test on the 15th day is compulsory, but at no charge.

  •  After the Covid-19 test, passengers arriving in Cotonou will have their passport retained by the border police, then returned within 72 hours with the test result.

  •  Children arriving in Benin are systematically screened.

  • The Covid-19 test is free for children under 5 years old.

  • Some categories of people benefit from an exemption from payment.  For more information, please click on the following link https://urlz.fr/dMu5

DAKAR

  • As of October 22, 2020, any traveler arriving in Senegal must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test dating less than five (05) days, issued by an approved laboratory in the country of departure.
  • On departure from Senegal, tests will only be required for passengers to countries that require it.
  • Each passenger must complete the location form available online at www.dakaraeroport.com and present it on arrival.
  • Passengers can be tested on arrival and in the event of a positive result for COVID-19 they will be taken care of by the airport health services, in accordance with the protocol in force.

LIBREVILLE

  • All departing or arriving passengers must present a negative oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal (PCR) test for COVID-19, carried out no more than five days before the date of boarding or disembarkation, by a center approved or authorized by the Ministry of Health.
  • All passengers must complete a contact form. 
  • All passengers must undergo a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and a PCR test for COVID-19 upon disembarking at all airports in Gabon. The tests cost FCFA 20,000 and are the responsibility of the traveler.
  • If the result is  positive, the passenger will be taken care of by the health services of Gabon

BRAZZAVILE & POINTE NOIRE

  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result completed less than 72 hours prior to their travel.       

  • Passengers with a negative PCR test result of more than 72 hours and less than 10 days will be tested at their expense at the airport and invited to self-quarantine for 14 days at their house.       

  • Passengers with no evidence of testing or who have results dated more than 10 days prior to arrival, will be placed in quarantine for 2 weeks at their expense in designated hotels, then they will be tested within 48 hours. The cost of the test is the responsibility of the travelers. If the test is negative, they will continue their quarantine at their house. If the test is positive, they will be transferred to a care facility.       

  • Passengers showing symptoms upon disembarking will be isolated and will have to observe a quarantine for two weeks at one of the dedicated facilities. During the quarantine, they will undergo 2 tests and will be released once the test results are negative.       

  • Symptomatic passengers must observe the compulsory quarantine at one of the facilities selected by the Congolese government. They will be tested twice during quarantine and released after a negative result.       

  • Transit passengers will be quarantined at their expense in designated hotels until they resume their travel out of the country.       

  • Children under 11 are exempt from these procedures.       

  • Departing travelers will be required to undergo Covid-19 testing in accordance with the requirements of their destination. The test fee is 20,000 FCFA

MONROVIA
  • All passengers will be systematically required to have their temperature checked
  • As of December1, 2020, all (arriving and departing) passengers must complete a form from the Android app or Apple store or access it via the links
    http://apps.apple.com/us/apps/lib -travel / id1537552090 http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuma.libtravel.  
    Then pay the sum of US$75.00 as testing fee for Covid-19. Passengers who encounter difficulties at this level can be assisted at the airport.
  • Once at the airport in Liberia, all passengers must present a proof of the payment of the test fee and the health form completed on the site. Passengers who were not able to do so on the site/mobile application will have to pay at the UBA box on arrival and then present the proof to the relevant authorities
  • Passengers who test negative will have to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and monitor their condition via the mobile application during that period, beginning the day after their arrival
  •  Passengers departing from Liberia must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test dating at least 72HRS before the date of departure and done at a NPHIL center. Passengers must make sure to communicate the exact information in order to facilitate the withdrawal of the results via the application dedicated to this purpose. Passengers must go to the site www.liberiacovidresult.org for the withdrawal of negative certificates within 2 to 3 days after the sample collection.    

  • Passengers who test positive will be contacted by the departments of the Ministry of Health or the Public Health Institute and will undergo the COVID-19 case management protocol in Liberia.

  • Children under 5 are exempt from the test on departure and arrival

  • All passengers must wear a facemask at the airport, during boarding and during the flight.

CONAKRY
  • Arriving passengers will have to complete a health statement form in the plane before disembarking.
  • They will have to present a negative Covid-19 test document, completed no more than three days before arrival. 
  • Rapid tests will be carried out on arrival for passengers who show symptoms. 
  • Passengers who have a positive RDT test will be transferred to a care center. 
  • Departing passengers will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test document completed less than 3 days before travel. They can make an appointment to do the test in Guinea, on www.insp-guinee.org.  The test costs GNF 650,000.
  • Temperature control is systematic for all passengers.

LAGOS & ABUJA

 From their country of departure:

  • All travelers to Nigeria must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result dated no more than 5 days prior to boarding in the country of the departure.
    For some countries, only COVID-19 PCR results from designated laboratories will be accepted.      
  • They must register on the portal https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/onboarding/make-payment and pay for a second COVID-19 PCR test which will be carried out on the 7th day after their arrival in Nigeria.         
  • They must complete the online health declaration/self-declaration form on the portal https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/onboarding/homepage and will be required to submit the completed form online or present a printed version of the document on arrival.         

On arrival in Nigeria:

  • All passengers will be required to undergo the routine health screening at the airport and present an electronic or printed proof of negative PCR test results and proof of payment, or of an appointment for a new PCR test to be carried out in Nigeria on the 7th day of their stay.     
  • Inbound passengers to Nigeria are strongly recommended to use the international travel online portal to provide reuired health information, upload their pre-departure COVID-19 test results, pay for a repeat COVID-19 test to be carried out of 07 days upon arriving the country and generate a R barcode. The presentation of a R barcode on arrival in Nigeria will expedite clearance and prevent unnecessary delay and congestion at the Airports.
  • The passengers arriving in Nigeria must be tested negative at COVID-19 in their country of departure (VIA PCR TEST). The PCR TEST must be carried out MUST within 120 HOURS prior to departure and preferably within 72 Hours prior to boarding.
  • Where this is a requirement for a covid-19 test result at transit points and or destination countries, outbound passangers are strongly advised to book and get tested at governement approvid covid619 testing laboatories which can be accessed via: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/laboratory/
  • They will present their international passports to the Nigerian Immigration Service so that their data can be forwarded to all PCR COVID-19 testing facilities in order to pre-identify them before the 7th day screening. The passports will not be retained by the Nigerian Immigration Service.       
  • They must self-isolate for 7 days and comply with physical distancing rules.       
  • They should regularly check their email box to be informed of the arrangements to be made for the renewal of their COVID-19 PCR test with the laboratory of their choice;       
  • They must go to the testing center of their choice on the 7th day after their arrival and undergo the COVID-19 PCR test there.       
  • Travelers who test negative after 7 days of self-isolation will be released from self-isolation on the 8th day.       

 Departing from Nigeria:

  • Before boarding, passengers are requested to upload their COVID-19 PCR NEGATIVE results on the national payment portal and present an electronic or hard copy of the result at the airport.       
  • Upon boarding, all travelers will be subjected to thermal temperature screening and questioned about COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers showing COVID-19 signs and symptoms will not be allowed to board the flight. 
  • Children from 0 to 10 years of age are exempt from COVID TESTING.
OUAGADOUGOU
  • All arriving passengers must complete a location form with full contact details, a health statement form and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, completed less than 5 days before traveling.
  • Passengers with a temperature higher than or equal to 38°, or showing Covid-19 symptoms, or who do not have a negative PCR test document, will have their travel document retained, and will undergo a rapid test and a PCR swab at their expense. The cost of the tests is FCFA 90,000.
  • Tested passengers will be quarantined in a hotel at their own expense pending PCR test results which are issued within a maximum of 72 hours.
  • If the result is positive, the passenger will be quarantined at a dedicated site.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 48 hours will be quarantined at a hotel at their expense. Passengers in transit over 48 hours will follow the normal testing procedure.
ACCRA
  • All passengers will be subject to systematic temperature control. They must not show any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including a body temperature >38°.
  • Passengers must possess a COVID-19 negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test must have been performed no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.   
  • Passengers without a PCR test certificate or presenting a PCR test certificate positive will be refused entry into the country (for non Ghanaians) and will be sent back to the point of embarkation or be allowed to enter Ghana (for Ghanaians) but under the same conditions. 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a government-approved site at their expense.
  • Ghanaian residents who leave Ghana and return within one (1) week will not be required to present a test certificate for COVID-19 from the country of departure. However, they will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival in Ghana.
  • Passengers will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing at the airport terminal at a cost of $150 at the passenger's expense. Payment must be made online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana  and proof of payment (receipt) presented to the airline prior to boarding.
  • Passengers without proof of payment for the COVID-19 test may be refused entry or be returned to the point of embarkation (for non-Ghanaians) or have their passports (Ghanaians) withdrawn and then placed in confinement for fourteen (14) days in a dedicated facility at their own expense.
  • Passengers who test positive on arrival will be subject to further clinical assessment and treatment.  Passengers who test negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 health precautions after arrival in Ghana. 
  • The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.
  • For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. (Connecting flights should not deny passenger boarding, as long as the journey has not been terminated in any of the transit countries.)
  • Passengers transiting and transferring through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 test in Accra. Transit passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
  • Children under 5 years of age will not be required to undergo testing on Arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. Children between the ages of 5-12 years will undergo testing on Arrival free of charge.
  • Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.
  • Only passengers and persons with business in the terminal will be allowed entry
  • Online check-in or the use of self-service kiosks is strongly encouraged to reduce physical contact at the airport.
  • Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures, they must wear face mask.

 

BAMAKO
  • Arriving passengers must complete an online health statement form at www.sante.gov.ml or www.anac-mali.org 
  • All arriving passengers must present a negative PCR test completed less than 7 days before travel. Otherwise, they will undergo a test at the airport, at their expense. The test costs FCFA 35,000.  The traveler will have to remain in quarantine at home or in a hotel at his/her own expense, pending the results of the test.
  • Passengers who have a negative test document but show symptoms will be isolated and tested at the airport.
  •  Connecting or transit passengers must present a PCR test for Covid-19 completed less than 7 days before traveling. They must self-quarantine in a hotel until their departure from the country.
  • Passengers declared positive will be transferred to a care center

DOUALA & YAOUNDE

  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test document completed less than 3 days before traveling.
  • All passengers’ temperature will be checked systematically and passengers showing Covid-19 symptoms will be put into isolation.
  • Passengers must fill in a health monitoring and statement form
KINSHASA
  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result completed less than 3 days before arriving in the country.
  • All departing passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result completed less than 3 days before their departure.
  • As of September 1, an arrival testing facility will be set up at the airport to test incoming travelers.  Passengers will be confined at home pending the results which are issued between 24 and 72 hours.
  • If the result is positive, the traveler will be put in quarantine at his/her home and will be monitored by Ministry of Health officials.
  • For non-resident passengers, it is compulsory to have an insurance cover for the length of their stay and treatment on the Congolese territory in the event of a positive Covid-19 test.
LOME
  • All passengers traveling to Lomé must show before boarding, a negative COVID-19 (PCR, TDR, etc.) test result dated no more than 5 days prior to their travel.
  • Arriving and departing passengers must complete the travel declaration form online on the voyage.gouv.tg website
  • On arrival at Lomé airport, all passengers will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test. Therefore they are required to fill in the online travel declaration form on voyage.gouv.tg and use the same platform to pay for the test (XOF 40,000), via FLOOZ, TMONEY or a bank card. 
  • The cost of care for passengers tested positive for Covid-19 is their responsibility
  • Departing passengers must undergo a Covid-19 test at the old Lomé terminal and present a negative test result dated less than 72 hours before departure.
  • All travelers arriving at Lomé airport must install, the contact tracing mobile application “TOGO SAFE”, and keep it activated for the entire duration of their stay or for at least 30 days after their arrival in Togo, for traceability purposes.
NIAMEY
  • Arriving passengers will be required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to departure. Upon arrival, a rapid screening test and a nasopharyngeal swab for a PCR test will be taken. Self-quarantine at a specific address will be proposed.
  • Travelers arriving in Niger without a screening test will be required to undergo a test, at their own expense.
  • All positive COVID-19 cases detected on arrival at the airport will be led automatically to a government quarantine site.
  • Departing passengers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result dated within 72 hours of their flight departure.

 

Update 27/11/2020