Ivorian Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans
Stay Duration: 90 days
- 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.