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.




    As of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the PCR test and the vaccination scheme are no longer required for departure and arrival in Côte d’Ivoire.

    NB: In this way, passengers must comply with the entry requirements of the destination country.


  • Travelers to Cotonou must have a PCR test done at their departure station that is no more than 48 hours old.

  • Passengers who do not have a valid PCR test of 48 hours or less performed at their departure stopover must pay for the test online (www.centresurveillancesanitaire.com) before arriving in Cotonou.

  • Travelers departing from Cotonou will have to perform their Covid test within 5 days before their departure date. They will also have to take into account the time required for PCR tests in the country of destination.

  • Before leaving Cotonou, travelers must pay the Covid test fee of 25,000 F online (www.centresurveillancesanitaire.com) and call 7016 to make an appointment.

  • Children are systematically tested upon their arrival in Benin.

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

  • Certain categories of people are exempt from payment. To learn more about this category, click on the link https://urlz.fr/dMu5


  • Any passenger departing from or bound for Senegal must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test dating back less than five (05) days or a “health pass” duly issued by the competent services. The “health pass” must certify that the passenger has received the required doses of vaccine at least fourteen (14) days before the date of travel. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization are accepted.
  • Each passenger must complete the tracking form available online at www.dakaraeroport.com and present it on arrival.


  • Before boarding, passengers aged 6 years and older must have a negative PCR test not more than 3 days from the date of collection

  • Passengers aged 6 years and older must repeat the PCR test upon arrival. The cost of the test is 20,000xaf

  • Passengers who have not been vaccinated are systematically quarantined for 24 hours while waiting for their results of the Covid test and must make hotel reservations of their choice and convenience on the website: https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga

  • Vaccinated passengers, unaccompanied minors and diplomats are exempt from quarantine.

  • In case of a positive result after Covid test on arrival, passengers are taken care of according to the health protocol of the Ministry of Health and the COPIL

  • In case of a positive result, the passenger will be transferred to the health services of Gabon.

  • Click here to download the Covid19 form to be completed before boarding to Libreville. This sheet is also available on the Libreville airport website: www.libreville-aeroport.com


  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test dating back less than 72 hours.

  • Any passenger showing symptoms upon disembarking will be isolated and will have to observe a fortnight on one of the dedicated sites.

     During the fortnight, he will undergo 2 tests and will be released if the test is negative.

  • Any departing traveller will be required to take a Covid-19 test in accordance with the requirements of the destination countries. The cost of the test is 20,000 FCFA.

  • Passengers in transit will be isolated at their expense in the hotels provided for this purpose, until the continuation of their journey outside the territory.

  •      From October 18 at 00:00, for all trips, passengers will have the opportunity to pre-register for COVID-19 tests on the platform www.voyage-congo.com


    Incoming Travelers:

  • No COVID-19 vaccination certificate is required for traveling to Liberia.

  • No negative COVID-19 test result is required for travelers.

  • Outgoing Travelers:

    ALL travelers must check the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations of the destination country.

  • All persons traveling out of Liberia are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and follow the COVID-19 protocol requirement(s) of the destination country. If test is needed, contact the Ministry of Health or the National Public Health Institute of Liberia at least 72 hours before travel.
  • Incoming and outgoing passengers must be both vaccinated and have a negative RT-PCR test valid for at least 72 hours. Travelers departing from Conakry will also have to take into account the time required for PCR tests in the country of destination. Find below the list of valid vaccines and the minimum time required for travel after the recommended doses have been administered:
Vaccine authorised Johnson & Johnson AstraZeneca Pfizer Moderna Sinopharm & Sinovac Spoutnik V
Doses required 1 dose 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses
You can travel after receiving the required doses After 28 days After 14 days After 14 days After 14 days After 14 days After 14 days
  • Arriving passengers will have to complete a health statement form into the plane before disembarking. ( after disembarking)
  • 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.
  • Passengers 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.


  • 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.

As of October 25, all passengers to and from NIGERIA must have a negative PCR test for COVID19 within 72 hours and pay online via this link https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/onboarding/make-payment for the second test. The second test will be done after a self-isolation.

For those vaccinated: A 48h self-isolation period is observed. After this, a second test is performed.
For the non-vaccinated : The self-isolation period is 7 days after which the second test is performed.

All passengers who will be in Nigeria for less than 7 days should be fully vaccinated.

  • 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.
  • Based on the COVID-19 risk assessment in Ghana and global trends, the Government
    of Ghana has lifted existing COVID-19 travel restrictions for all arriving passengers in Ghana.
  • Departing passengers will have to meet the COVID-19 protocol requirements of the
    destination country.
  • General health safety measures like hand disinfection and wearing of nose mask are
    recommended in all Airport Terminals and ancillary buildings for passengers’ safety.


  • The validity of the COVID-19 test is 05 days from the date of collection.

  • For all arriving travelers, a 2nd test will be done free of charge.

  • Passengers in transit must present a PCR test less than 05 days old from the date of collection.

  • Passengers who test positive are taken care of.


  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test dating back less than 3 days
  • A systematic nasopharyngeal test will be carried out and passengers with Covid-19 will be isolated.
  • A health monitoring and declaration form must be completed on arrival
  • All arriving passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test not older than 3 days
  • Any departing passenger will have to present a negative PCR test not older than 3 days.
  • As of October 1, 2020, mandatory arrival RT-PCR test at $ 45, result sent by email.
  • Online pre-registration on the website www.inrbcovid.com
  • Pending results between 24 hours and 72 hours, the passenger will be confined to their home or place of accommodation.
  • If the result is positive, the passenger is quarantined with follow-up by the Ministry of Health.
  • For non-resident passengers, it is compulsory to have an insurance policy covering the length of stay and treatment on Congolese territory in the event of a positive test for Covid-19.
  • Any passenger bound for Lomé must present, before boarding, the negative result of a COVID-19 test (PCR, TDR, etc.) not older than 7 days from the date of collection.
  • Passengers on arrival and departure must complete the travel declaration online on the voyage.gouv.tg website
  • Upon arrival, the passenger is subjected to another COVID-19 PCR test. To this end, he must first complete the online travel form available via this link https://voyage.gouv.tg/ from his departure stopover and pay the costs of said test (XOF 25000), always via this link. link by FLOOZ, TMONEY or CREDIT CARD. For the payment of the test costs, passengers can do so on their arrival in Lomé if they cannot do so online via the same link: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
  • The cost of care for a passenger positive for Covid-19 is their responsibility
  • Departing passengers must take their test at the old terminal or at the National Institute of Hygiene and present a negative result meeting the conditions of validity of the tests at their destination.
  • All travellers must install, on their arrival at Lomé airport, the “TOGO SAFE” mobile application, and keep it active throughout their stay or at least 30 days from their arrival in Togo to their traceability.
  • Any passenger coming from Brazil, South Africa, India, United Kingdom, Russia and Portugal will be quarantined for ten (10) days upon arrival at Gnassingbé International Airport. Eyadema de LOME at its own expense. Quarantine is no longer relevant.
  • 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