Tourism

Ivory Coast visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Ivorian Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Ivory Coast is also known as Cote d’ Ivoire.
  • Citizens of Sierra Leone intending to visit Ivory Coast can be granted a 90-day visa-free entry.
  • They are expected to possess original passports with at least six months validity beyond the planned period of stay in Ivory Coast.
  • The passports are to have at least one blank page for entry stamps.
  • Besides passport requirements, an international health certificate showing current yellow fever immunization is required for entry into Ivory Coast.
  • If a visitor fails to submit proof of yellow fever immunization, he/she may be required to submit to vaccination at entry before clearing immigration, at a cost of XOF 7,000.
  • All visitors must have a return or onward tickets.
  • Airport tax of XOF 4000 is levied on visitors arriving Ivory Coast via Abidjan airport and XOF 3000 for visitors arriving at other airports.
  • The tax is to be paid upon departure from the country.
  • There are no foreign currency restrictions on entry in Ivory Coast. However, upon exit, they are to be declared.
  • The official currency in Ivory Coast is the West Africa CAF franc (XOF).
  • 1 West African CAF franc is equivalent to 12.35 Sierra Leonean Leone.
  • There is no time difference between Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
  • Ivory Coast’s weather is generally warm and humid.
  • There are three seasons: warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), and hot and wet (June to October). 
  • Ivory Coast operates on a 220 V supply voltage and 50 Hz frequency. The power plugs are types C and E
  • Ivory Coast is a secular state, and the country’s constitution provides freedom of religion. However, Christians marginally outnumber the Muslims. Traditional worshipers represent the minority.  
  • The officially spoken language in the country is French. However, being a multilingual country, there are about 78 other indigenous languages.
  • Importation of firearms, explosives and ammunition without special permission is not allowed
  • Illegal Chemicals and drugs are prohibited in Ivory Coast.
  • The Ivorians see handshaking as an important ritual – not just the first time you meet someone but every new day.
  • Attiéké is one of the main staples in Ivory Coast. It is made from fermented cassava, which is granulated so it becomes like couscous in texture.
  • Placali is another staple. It is made from fermented cassava dough.
  • Popular tourist attractions in Ivory Coast include: The Grand Bassam, Marahoué National Park and The Waterfall in Man.
  • There are good transportation services that provide convenient means to get around. There are taxis, car rental services, water taxis and trains.