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

  • All passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test result dated no more than 3 days, prior to travel to and from Côte d'Ivoire.
  • All departing, arriving and transit passengers must complete online an air travel declaration form (available 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 temperature will be systematically checked
  • If the temperature is above 38°, the passenger will be tested and put in quarantine, while waiting for the test result.
  • If the test result is negative, the passenger will have to self-confine for 14 days under the supervision of the local health authorities to confirm he/she is in good health.
  • If the test result is positive, the passenger will be taken to the Infectious Disease Department.

COTONOU

  • All passengers arriving at Cotonou airport will undergo a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and an Oropharyngeal/Nasopharyngeal test (PCR), which will cost FCFA 100,000.
  • If the result of the RDT is positive, the patient will be treated in accordance with the medical procedure in force in Benin (at home if he is asymptomatic, otherwise at a dedicated site); 
  • If the result of the RDT is negative, the passenger may go home with a prescription that he/she must comply with the preventive measures.  The passenger will be given an appointment 48 hours later for the withdrawal of the PCR results;
  • If the result of the PCR test is positive, the patient will be immediately taken care of in accordance with the medical protocol in force in Benin (at home if possible, otherwise at a dedicated site); 
  • If the result of the PCR test is negative, the patient will be able to go home with a prescription that he/she must comply with the preventive measures.  The passenger will be given an appointment on Day+15 after his/her arrival in Benin for new diagnostic tests.
  • The cost of the treatment is fully covered by the State of Benin.

DAKAR

  • All passengers must present a COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result.  The test must have been carried out by an approved center less than 7 days before entry in Senegal. Failing that the traveler will complete a health statement form and will undergo testing at his/her expense on arrival at Dakar airport. The test costs FCFA 40,000.
  • All passengers must complete the passenger location form which is available online at www.dakaraeroport.com and present it on arrival. 
  • Passengers may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival.  If the result is positive, they will be taken care of by the airport health services in accordance with the medical 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 PCR (oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal) test completed less than 5 days before traveling.
  • The traveler will undergo another test with a prescription for quarantine at home during 2 weeks.
  • Passengers with serological or rapid test results, and those 
  • with no evidence of testing, will be housed in a hotel selected for quarantine and will then be tested within 48 hours. 
  • Passengers in quarantine whose results are negative will be invited to continue their quarantine at home. Those with positive results will be transferred to a care center.
  • Symptomatic passengers will have to observe the compulsory quarantine during two weeks in one of the centers selected by the Congolese government. They will be tested twice during quarantine and released after a negative result.
  • Transit passengers are quarantined at their own expense at designated hotels until they continue their travel out of the country.
MONROVIA
  • All arriving passengers will have to present a negative Covid-19 test document and register in a dedicated application in order to be monitored.
  • Passengers who do not have a test result will undergo a free rapid test and a PCR swab. For the moment, travelers are not required to pay for the test but this could change.
  • If the rapid test is positive, the passenger will be placed in quarantine for further testing and treatment.
  • If the rapid test is negative, the passenger will go home pending the final PCR result, and will continue to be followed up by the monitoring system and the mobile application.
  •  Departing passengers will have to take a Covid-19 test and report to the airport 4 hours before departure.   

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

  • Departing passengers will be required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR (oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal) test completed less than two weeks and preferably 5 days prior to their travel.
  • Any test completed more than 2 weeks before travel is not valid and the passenger will not be allowed to board.
  • Arriving passengers will complete the health statement and sample collection forms, and undergo health checks. They will be given a prescription to observe 14 days of home/hotel quarantine in the city of their point of entry (Lagos or Abuja).
  • The passenger's passport will be retained during the self-quarantine period.
  • Passengers will be summoned 72 hours after their arrival at a sampling center to undergo a PCR test for Covid-19.
  • Passengers, who cannot reside in Lagos or Abuja during the 14 days of self-quarantine, will be able to return to their state of residence only if their Covid-19 test is negative.
  • At the end of the 14-day self-quarantine and after a medical interview, a report will be sent to immigration services so that the passenger’s passport can be retrieved.
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 traveling to Kotoka International Airport (KIA) –Accra will have to pay the COVID-19 test fee ($150) online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana

  • Passengers must present the proof of payment for the Covid-19 test to airlines as a condition to boarding flights to KIA.

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.
FREETOWN
  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • All travelers must complete and print a travel authorization form online on the www.travel.gov.sl website.
  • All passengers will be subject to a rapid test and PCR test for Covid-19 on arrival. Passengers will have to pay the fees online, between $20 and $30, during  the travel authorization application process,
  • In the event of a positive rapid test, the passenger will be isolated in a hotel at his/her own expense, pending the result of the PCR test.
  • If the result of the PCR test is positive, the passenger will be taken care of by the health services.
  • Children under 2 years old are exempt from testing
  • Departing passengers will be required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • The pre-trip test request and fee payment are made on the government website, for arriving passengers between $20 and $30 and between $50 and $70 for departing passengers.
  • Passengers with a negative test will receive an e-confirmation and a travel certificate, the hard copy of which is to be collected at the airport.
  • Passengers who test positive will not be allowed to travel and will be taken care of by the health services.

 

Update 03/09/2020