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Ivory Coast Travel Warnings

Issued by U.S. Department of State

Jun 09, 2008

This Travel Warning updates information on safety and security concerns in Ivory Coast and continues to urge U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution while traveling in Ivory Coast.This supersedes the Travel Warning issued December 5, 2007.

Ivory Coast continues to experience periodic episodes of political unrest and violence, sometimes directed against foreigners, since a 2002 failed coup attempt evolved into an armed rebellion that split the country in two. Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and New Forces leader Guillaume Soro signed the Ouagadougou Political Accord (OPA) in March 2007 and a new government was formed with Soro as Prime Minister (PM). Although implementation of the accord is ongoing, the political situation has not fully returned to normal. In December 2007, rebel-controlled Bouake, the largest city in northern Ivory Coast, experienced rioting by disaffected rebel soldiers and para-military forces,as well as fighting between opposing factionswithin the rebel movement amid rumors of a coup attempt. Travel for the localpopulation was severely restricted during these periods, and two employees of the Embassy were evacuated by UN forces to a safehaven. Both UN and French peacekeepers remain in the country.

Given the sometimes tense and potentially volatile security situation, the Department of State urges American citizens to exercise extreme caution should they travel to Ivory Coast, and to take special care when traveling outside Abidjan. In February 2008, Embassy personnel and other international organizations were prevented from traveling to and from western Cote dIvoire due to rioting by government soldiers. Americans planning travel to Ivory Coast despite this travel warning should consult the Embassy and/or their host organizations for the most recent security assessment of the areas to where they plan to travel. Increases in food and oil prices could provoke impromptu strikes and/or demonstrations. Crime poses the highest risk for foreign visitors in Abidjan, including mugging, robbery, burglary and car jacking. Visitors should be careful when stopped in heavy traffic or at impromptu roadblocks due to the threat of violent robbery. Land routes to neighboring countries are open, although overland travel to Liberia and Guinea is strongly discouraged, and caution is urged when crossing into Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.

Long-delayed presidential elections have been rescheduled for November 30, 2008. Americans traveling to Ivory Coast should follow political developments carefully, as there is a potential for violence in the run-up to and aftermath of elections.

The Department of State continues to prohibit minor dependents from accompanying U.S. government employees assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan. Embassy employees are asked to be cautious when traveling within Abidjan and to avoid travel outside of the city at night. Private Americans are urged to follow the same guidelines. U.S. Embassy personnel must obtain prior approval before traveling more than 35 kilometers outside Abidjan. Some of those requests may be denied, or multi-vehicle convoys may be required for security reasons. The Embassy encourages American employees to ensure that they have several days worth of cooking fuel, food, and water at home, and that their vehicles are fully fueled.

The U.S. Embassy is located in the Riviera Golf neighborhood of the Cocody section of Abidjan. The Embassy may close to the public temporarily from time to time in response to security developments. U.S. citizens who remain in, or travel to, Ivory Coast despite this Travel Warning should consult the Department of State's latest Country Specific Information for Ivory Coast and the Worldwide Caution Travel Alert at http://travel.state.gov. Americans should register with the U.S. Embassy by completing a registration form on-line at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/home.asp, by calling (225) 22-49-40-00, or faxing (225) 22-49-42-02. Americans in Ivory Coast who need assistance should contact the Embassy at (225) 22-49-40-00.

Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv.cfm
Time Stamp 03-Jun-20 07:24 PM
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Execution Time

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37 ms 37 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
36 ms 36 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
36 ms 36 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
6 ms 6 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
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1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
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GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
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UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=3ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
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countrystatus (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
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checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
SELECT *
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gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
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getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
SELECT *
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
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WHERE networkid = '87'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
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getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:05.005
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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