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AIRPORT

Abidjan International Airport is the largest airport in Côte d’Ivoire. Its international code (IATA code) is ABJ. It’s the one on your baggage tags when you fly to Côte d’Ivoire. It was renamed Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport after the father of Côte d’Ivoire independence day and the first president of the Republic.

It is one of the most dynamic airports on the African continent: in terms of passenger numbers, it ranks first among airports in the WAEMU region and second (after Johannesburg) among airports in sub-Saharan Africa. Its terminal is located in the municipality of Port-Bouët, south-east of Abidjan, to which it is connected by boulevard Valery Giscard-d’Estaing. The welcome of travelers on departure and arrival makes it one of the most pleasant airports in West Africa.

Accessible sanitary facilities, shops, parking space, refreshments, and air-conditioned halls allow passengers to wait for their flight in the best conditions. With over 90% flight punctuality rate, Abidjan International Airport guarantees you flawless flight experience.

VISA

Foreign nationals holding ordinary or official passports who wish to travel to Côte d’Ivoire are subject to the biometric visa requirement. Biometric visa applications can be made either at the Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire of the corresponding country or, since 2 January 2014 online through the following website : www.snedai.ci (after the registration and online payment of fees, a biometric e-visa is issued on arrival at Abidjan airport).

All foreigners must be able to present a valid visa or an Ivorian residence permit at any time upon request by the police.

For more information, visit : www.snedai.ci

Please note that the embassy or consulate has the sole decision to grant you a visa and must remain your only contact point for any additional questions. The invitation letter does not allow you access to the event. Its purpose is to serve as a document to help you obtain your VISA from the Embassy or Consulate of Côte d’Ivoire.

Yes, the Abidjan Women In Tech Conf team will support you by sending you an invitation letter. If you need an invitation letter, please download and complete the form here and send it by email to [email protected]

Only those registered for the event will be eligible for an invitation letter, please complete all sections in green. If you do not, your invitation letter may not be sent to you.

If your visa has been refused and you have already purchased your Abidjan Women In Tech ticket, we will be able to refund the cost of your ticket if you provide proof that your embassy has refused your request. Please note that due to regulations in force in our country, we are not able to send a visa invitation letter until full payment has been received.

Given the number of people applying for visas for our event, we strongly advise you to make the request as soon as possible and our team will send you your invitation letter within 72 hours after receiving your correctly completed form.

Once we have sent you your invitation letter, we have no control over how long it will take to process your visa. Your embassy will be in charge of your visa application. We strongly recommend that you apply for your visa in time (3 weeks before the event) so that your visa application can be processed in time.

HEALTH AND VACCINES

YELLOW FEVER

The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory to enter and stay in Côte d’Ivoire. A check of the vaccination certificate is carried out on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination centre for advice.

Other recommended vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis B and A, Typhoid fever

MALARIA

Côte d’Ivoire is classified as zone 3 for malaria risk. Before departure, it is advisable to consult a doctor or the vaccination centre for tropical diseases. A preventive prophylactic treatment is recommended for short stays in Côte d’Ivoire. Anyway, during your stay in Côte d’Ivoire, personal protection against mosquito bites is strongly recommended (repellents, diffusers, mosquito nets,…).

EBOLA VIRUS

To date, no cases of Ebola fever have been reported in Côte d’Ivoire. However, preventive measures remain in place upon arrival at Félix Houphouët-Boigny airport:

Filling out of a health declaration form; temperature measurement using infrared thermometers; hand washing and sanitizing. Source/World Health Organization (WHO)

MOVING AROUND IN ABIDJAN

Côte d’Ivoire has a good road network compared to the countries of the sub-region and even for sub-Saharan Africa. Moving around the capital is relatively easy. In the city, most roads are paved even if the asphalt in some areas is old or has almost disappeared.

However, extreme caution should be exercised because traffic can be sometimes a little chaotic. Fortunately, thanks to the new third bridge and some new roads, traffic jams may be reduced. Compared to other cities in the sub-region, driving to Abidjan is relatively easy once you get used to it..

TAXIS

They are meter taxis. They cover the entire city of Abidjan and its suburbs. You can take a taxi from any area of Abidjan to another, they are recognizable by their red color.

PERSONALIZED SERVICES

Book your vehicle online

You can also have special services that can better fit your needs. These are interactive services which you can access from a smartphone and an app you should download.