Cote d'Ivoire Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by tourists over 15 years of age:
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
2. 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of spirits;
3. 1/2 liter of eau de toilette and 1/4 liter of perfume.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:


Cats and dogs must hold:
1. An import license if not accompanied by the passenger. Exempt are pets originating from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, France, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal;
2. rabies inoculation certificate and good health certificate, dated at least 3 days before travel and issued by health authorities at point of origin. Health certificate must indicate that no contagious disease (including rabies) has existed in that territory during the previous 6 weeks.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of the final destination in Cote d'Ivoire, if this is an international airport.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Cote d'Ivoire, which is transferred automatically to the other aeroplane.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited.
Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: declaration required (currencies declared to be exchanged into XOF within 8 days).
Local currency: unlimited.
Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: unlimited, but declaration of amount that will be exported when leaving.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: if traveling to countries within the French Monetary Area: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited; if traveling to countries outside the French Monetary Area: up to XOF 2,000,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies.
Local currency: XOF 10,000.- or equivalent in EUR.
Foreign currencies: the equivalent of XOF 500,000.- (currency in excess of limit may be exported, if declaration at time of entry has been made); Traveler's cheques, letters of credit unlimited, if issued abroad in traveler's name.

Airport Tax

is levied on passengers embarking in Cote d'Ivoire from:
1. Abidjan airport for destinations:
a. In Cote d'Ivoire: XOF 500.-;
b. In Africa: XOF 4,000.-;
c. Outside Africa: XOF 5,000.-.
2. Any other airport for destinations:
a. In Cote d'Ivoire: XOF 600.-;
b. In Africa: XOF 3,000.-;
c. Outside Africa: XOF 5,000.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.

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