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Ivory Coast customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Ivory Coast to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Ivory Coast make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Ivory Coast customs regulations.

Import regulations in Ivory Coast

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 15 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars;
  • or 150 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 15 years and over. All of the following:

  • 1 litre of spirits; or
  • 1 litre of wine.

Cash limit

  • There is no restriction on the import of local or foreign currency into Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Non-residents of Côte d'Ivoire must declare any foreign currency exceeding an amount equivalent to CFA1,000,000.

Other Goods

  • 75mL perfume or 375mL eau de toilette.
  • Personal jewellery up to 500g.
  • Clothing and personal laundry.
  • Two cameras, portable tape recorder, and other personal electronics.
  • Other personal goods up to a value of CFA10,000, or CFA5000 for travellers under 15.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Powders and explosives.
  • Poisonous substances and drugs.
  • Printed books banned by the government.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Cats, dogs, and other pets must meet sanitary requirements.

For further information, please visit Customs of Côte d'Ivoire.

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