Cote d'Ivoire Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by tourists over 15 years of age:
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
2. 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of spirits;
3. 1/2 liter of toilet water and 1/4 liter of perfume.


Cats and dogs accompanying passenger may enter without import license. Must hold rabies inoculation certificate and good health certificate, dated no earlier than 3 days before travel commenced and issued by health authorities at point of origin. Health certificate must indicate that no contagious disease (including rabies) has existed in that territory during the previous 6 weeks. An import license is required in addition to above certificates for cats and dogs not accompanying passenger, and for all other pets. Exempt are: animals originating from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, France, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal; certificates as in a. above are sufficient.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the airport of the final destination in Cote d'Ivoire, if this is an international airport.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Cote d'Ivoire, which is transferred automatically to the other aeroplane.

Airport Embarkation Tax

is levied on passengers embarking in Cote d'Ivoire from:
1. Abidjan airport for destinations:
a. In Cote d'Ivoire: XOF 800.-;
b. In Africa: XOF 3,000.-;
c. Outside Africa: XOF 5,000.-.
2. Any other airport for destinations:
a. In Cote d'Ivoire: XOF 600.-;
b. In Africa: XOF 3,000.-;
c. Outside Africa: XOF 5,000.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited.
Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: declaration required (currencies declared to be exchanged into XOF within 8 days).
Local currency: unlimited.
Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: unlimited, but declaration of amount that will be exported when leaving.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: if traveling to countries within the French Monetary Area: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited; if traveling to countries outside the French Monetary Area: up to XOF 150,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies, plus XOF 10,000 or equivalent in EUR per year.
Local currency: XOF 10,000.- or equivalent in EUR.
Foreign currencies: the equivalent of XOF 25,000.- (currency in excess of limit may be exported, if declaration at time of entry has been made); Traveler's cheques, letters of credit unlimited, if issued abroad in traveler's name.

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