Ivory Coast Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Sep 20, 2002
The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to postpone travel to Cote
d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) at this time. There have been reports
of shooting in Abidjan, Bouake and Korhogo that began in the early
morning hours of September 19, 2002. This Public Announcement expires
on October 18, 2002.
American citizens should defer travel to Cote d'Ivoire at this time.
American citizens already in Cote d'Iivoire are urged to avoid travel
to Abidjan, Bouake and Korhogo. American citizens resident in these
three cities have been urged to stay at home. As a result of security
concerns, the U.S. Embassy may close for general business periodically
to review its security posture. For emergency situations involving an
American citizen, please contact the U.S. Embassy at (225) 20-21-09-79,
U.S. citizens who must travel to Cote d'Ivoire at this time are urged
to contact the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan at (225)
20-21-09-79, ext. 6000, to register and obtain updated information on
the security situation prior to travel.
For additional information on travel to Cote d'Ivoire, please consult
the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet for Cote d'Ivoire,
available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.