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 03 days from the date of collection.

  • Travellers departing from Abidjan will pay the sum of 25,000 FCFA for the COVID-19 test (RT-PCR screening test) in accordance with the decision taken by the Heads of State and Government of the WAEMU zone. 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.

  • The COVID-19 collection center in Saint Jean is now open every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., exclusively for travelers whose flight is scheduled on a Tuesday. Passengers wishing to obtain their COVID-19 test results within 48 hours are advised to go to one of the following approved testing centers for travelers before 10:00 GMT each day.

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

  • Any passenger departing or arriving passenger in Gabon will be required to present a negative PCR test (oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal ) for COVID-19 no older than 3 days from the date of embarkation or disembarkation, by a center approved or certified by the Ministry of Health.

  • Each passenger bound for Libreville must, prior to acceptance at check-in, present the completed forms online at the following link: https://www.libreville-aeroport.com/en/covid-registration/

  • Passengers have the choice of paying XAF 20,000 online or upon arrival by indicating this when filling in the online form. The online form alone is sufficient, provided that it is printed for presentation at check-in before acceptance and upon arrival.

  • Each passenger must undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 (20,000 XAF at the passenger’s expense) upon disembarkation at all airports in Gabon.

  • As of June 15, 2021, each passenger who has undergone the PCR test upon arrival will be confined for 24 hours at his own expense, in one of the hotels provided for this purpose, while the results are delivered. Hotel reservations refer upstream by clicking on this link https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/home

  • Passengers with a COVID vaccination card are exempt from the 24-hour mandatory confinement. However, they will have to pay the amount of 20,000 XAF and perform the PCR test upon arrival.

  • In case of a positive result, the passenger will be transferred to 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
  • Avant l’arrivée au Libéria, tous les voyageurs doivent remplir un formulaire de demande de voyage au Liberia via la plateforme Liberia Travel application App.

Lien Android : https://pIay.google.com/store/apps/detailedcom.tutna.iilitravel 

Lien vers l'Apple Store : https://apps.apple.contius/appelib-travelfid1537552090

  • Les voyageurs devront s’acquitter de la somme 50 dollars USD représentant les frais de test de COVID. Il est fortement recommandé aux voyageurs de compléter le processus de paiement avant l'arrivée au Libéria. Toute personne rencontrant des problèmes avec l'application recevra une assistance à l’aéroport.
  • Ils devront présenter une preuve de paiement et remplir le formulaire de suivi des symptômes. Les voyageurs qui n'ont pas payé avant leur arrivée doivent payer au guichet bancaire de l’UBA et fournir une preuve de paiement avant le test.
  • Le port du masque est obligatoire en transit et à l'arrivée au Libéria.
  • Les voyageurs étrangers entrants seront soumis à une vérification obligatoire de leur température et leurs formulaires de dépistage des symptômes seront examinés. L'équipe du laboratoire national de référence en matière de santé publique soumettra tous les voyageurs non exemptés à un test COVID-19. Les voyageurs exemptés* qui n'ont pas de résultat négatif valide au test COVID-19 seront également testés.
  • Les voyageurs dont le test PCR est positif à la COVID-19 suivront un traitement basé sur les directives de gestion des cas du Liberia. Les voyageurs dont le test est négatif devront se mettre en quarantaine et surveiller leurs symptômes via l'application Lib Travel pendant une période de 14 jours, à compter du lendemain de leur arrivée au Liberia.
  • Au départ et à l’arrivée, les enfants de moins de 5 ans seront exemptés des tests et de présentation du certificat de résultats de laboratoire.
  • Tous les voyageurs sortants non exemptés sont tenus de payer une taxe COVID-19 de 75 USD sur le site http://datanointdev.liheriaenvid19.infofi#PavnientProcessing  ou au guichet de l'Union UBA.
  • Au départ du liberia, tous les passagers en partance de l’aéroport doivent présenter un résultat négatif au test PCR COVID-19 d'un test effectué par le National Public Health Reference Laboratoty du Liberia dans les 72 heures (3 jours) précédent leur départ. Pour les test COVID-19, l’Union Center situé à Sophia, Congo Town, Monrovia de 9h à 16h est disponible 7 jours par semaine. Suite à cette étape, les voyageurs recevront un numéro d'identification unique pour récupérer les résultats.  Ils devront surtout s'assurer de fournir des coordonnées correctes.
  • Les résultats seront disponibles sur le  www.liberiacovidresult.org dans une période de 2 à 3 jours après leur test. Il est recommandé au passager de consulter ledit site à cette période.
  • Pour imprimer leur certificat, ils devront se rendre sur le site www.liberiacovidtraveler.org.
  • Les voyageurs dont le résultat est positif seront contactés par le ministère de la santé/l'Institut national de santé publique, ils ne seront pas autorisés à voyager et seront soumis aux directives de gestion des cas du Liberia.
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 7 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 7 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

  • Passengers MUST perform a COVID-19 PCR test not more than 3 days (72 hours) before boarding. PCR tests done more than 96 hours before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board. Test validity commences from the time the sample is taken. For passengers with multiple connections before arrival in Nigeria, the 72 hours test validity is from the first point of departure.
  •  All intending passengers (including diplomats and children less than 10 years old) MUST register via an online national travel portal (Nigeria International Travel Portal – https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng ) and proceed to fill in the online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form located on the portal. They should ensure that the information/contact details provided on the orm are correct and verifiable. Passengers MUST be reachable via the phone number, email and residential address they have provided. Passengers must also inform Port Health officials on arrival of any change in their health circumstances since completion of the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form. Passengers who falsify their status as diplomats will face prosecution.
  • After filling the online Health Declaration/ Self-Reporting Form, passengers will be directed to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test on to the portal. Once this is successfully done, they will proceed to the payment section of the travel portal. Passengers are advised to still bring along an electronic or hard copy of their COVID-19 PCR test for presentation at the airport.
  • On reaching the payment section of the portal, passengers will be requested to select their preferred Laboratory/Sample Collection Centre based on where they will be self-isolating at Day-7 of arrival in Nigeria. A list of accredited private laboratory providers/Sample Collection Centers across the country are available on the payment platform. The next stage is to choose a bank payment gateway and then proceed to pay for the Day-7 in-country COVID-19 PCR test. Please note that passengers paying with naira should use cards issued by a Nigerian bank. Diplomats and children less than 10 years old are exempted from payment for the repeat COVID-19 test.
  • Following successful payment, passengers should download the Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR Code using the “Get Permit to Travel” button visible at the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding. The Permit to Travel Certificate/QR code will have a “PAID” label if payment is successful and “UNPAID” label if payment has not gone through yet or is unsuccessful. A copy of the Permit to Travel Certificate/ QR Code will also be sent to the email address provided by the passenger.
  • Prior to boarding for Nigeria, passengers MUST present TWO documents at their point of departure to be allowed to board;
  •  A negative COVID-19 PCR test administered within 4 days (96 hours) of departure. Airlines have been directed not to board passengers with non-PCR COVID-19 tests (such as antigen/or antibody tests), a positive COVID-19 PCR test result or tests performed beyond 96 hours of boarding.
  • Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code – generated from the Nigeria International Travel Portal on completion of a health questionnaire, uploading of a negative COVID-19 PCR result and payment for the repeat Day-7 COVID-19 PCR test at Day-7 of arrival in Nigeria. Passengers failing to show a Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code will not be allowed to board.
  • Passengers departing from the United Kingdom and Republic of South Africa MUST show evidence of having paid for their post-arrival Day-7 COVID-19 PCR test prior to boarding.
  • At the time of boarding, travellers will be required to undergo temperature screening and asked about COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers with temperature >38°C and other COVID-19 related signs and symptoms shall not be allowed to board the flight.

 

On arrival in nigeria

All passengers are kindly advised to strictly adhere to instructions given by Port Health Services at the arrival terminal. Passengers who fail to adhere to instructions may be sanctioned by relevant security personnel. All passengers arriving in Nigeria will be required to:

  • Go through the routine Port Health screening and present electronic or print-out evidence of preboarding COVID-19 PCR test and the Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code;
  • Present their international passports for clearance through the Nigerian Immigration Service System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS). The Nigerian Immigration Service will not retain passports;
  • Proceed on mandatory 7 days self-isolation/quarantine in their selected place of abode; self-isolation in the city of port of entry is not mandatory. During this time, passengers are advised to avoid physical interaction with friends, family, colleagues, and other members of the public. Passengers should check their emails/text messages regularly for updates regarding the arrangement for their repeat COVID-19 PCR test from the laboratory of their choice;
  • Present themselves at the laboratory/sample collection centers on the 7th day of arrival. Samples will be taken, and a COVID-19 PCR test done. The selected private laboratory provider will send a reminder text message, email, or phone call to the passenger a day before the appointment. Kindly note that:
  • Passengers who fail to submit themselves at the sample collection centers on Day-7 of arrival will be sent text reminders and their details forwarded to the State Public Health Department teams and NCDC for active follow-up;
  •  Private laboratories will forward details of passengers who decline or do not show up for repeat PCR test by Day-14 of arrival. These passengers will face travel restrictions on their passports for 6 months and will not be able to travel abroad for this period. Non-Nigerian passport holders will have their visas revoked;
  • Test results will be ready within 72 hours and the State Public Health Department teams & Nigeria Center for Disease Control will be informed accordingly;  Persons who test POSITIVE for COVID-19 will be managed based on National Guidelines for COVID-19 treatment;
  •  Persons who test NEGATIVE for COVID-19 after 7 days shall end self-isolation on receipt of their result but must continue to self-monitor for symptoms until Day-14;
  •  Travellers reporting or developing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival in Nigeria, or during screening will not be allowed to self-quarantine and will be placed in institutional quarantine;
  •  For deportees, if one person tests positive for COVID-19, all close primary contacts will be required to undergo enhanced screening and a follow-up PCR test if necessary;
  • Public Health Officers will monitor passengers during the period of self –isolation/quarantine. For this reason, passengers MUST provide a functional/valid telephone number on their online registration forms. Persons who develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 during the isolation period will immediately be tested for COVID-19. If positive, they will be managed based on National Guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.

Exit from self-isolation

  • Persons who test positive for COVID-19 after the post-arrival Day-7 test shall be managed based on national guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.
  •  Persons who test negative for COVID-19 after 7 days of self-isolation/quarantine will be allowed to exit self-isolation on receipt of their result.
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 25,000.
  • 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 to/from ACCRA are required to complete the online health declaration form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org prior to arrival at Kotoka International Airport of GHANA.

  • 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 $50 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 25,000.  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 25,000), 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.
  • Any passenger coming from Brazil, South Africa, India, United Kingdom, Russia and Portugal will be quarantined for ten (10) days upon arrival at Gnassingbé-Eyadema International Airport in LOME at his own expense.
NIAMEY
  • Arriving passengers will be required to present a negative Covid19 PCR test no older than 5 days from the date of collection. All passengers arriving in or departing from Niamey must have a valid Covid19 test.

  • Passengers arriving without a test must pay for PCR test with a proposal for self-containment at a specific address.

  • All COVID-19 positive cases detected upon arrival by air will be automatically referred to the pick-up site.

  • Departing passengers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR report not more than 5 days old (tests less than 5 days old are also valid)

  • The cost of PCR tests performed by air travelers is reduced from 30,000 to 25,000 FCFA.

 

Update 29/03/2021