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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)

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Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Abidjan. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Côte d’Ivoire, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address: №10 Euphrates str, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234096724359;
Office hours: 09.00 - 12.30 h, on work days
Consular office: +2340 967 099 86
e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

The Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire to the Italian Republic is accredited for Bulgaria.

Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to the Italian Republic
Office: 00161 Roma, Via Guglielmo Saliceto, 6-8-10
Telephone: +3906 44 23 11 29, +3906 44 26 09 11
Fax: +3906 44 29 25 31
Office hours: 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 h
е-mail: [email protected]

Bulgarian citizens may acquire visa for the country at the French Embassy in Sofia.

Embassy of the Republic of France in Sofia
Address: 29, Oborishte St., 1504 Sofia
Telephone: +3592 965 1100
Fax: +3592 965 1120
Office hours: 09.00 - 13.15 and 14.45 - 18.15 h
е-mаil: [email protected]
Consular section: 21 A, Oborishte St., Sofia
Telephone: +3592 965 11 00
Fax: +3592 965 11 71
Office hours: 09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 h
Visa office: 09.00 - 11.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

General information

Security

It is advisable to avoid traveling to the country except in urgent situations.

Outside the capital city of Abidjan the situation is out of control. Places of large gatherings must be avoided.

Assaults with the purpose of robbery are common.

Local currency

Local currency in Côte d’Ivoire  is CFA-Franc .

Customs requirements

No restrictions apply as to the amount of money carried upon entry into the country; it is subject to declaring. It is recommended to carry euro, cheques or credit cards. Valuables are subject to declaring.

The permitted amount of foreign currency to be carried out of the country should not exceed the equivalent of 300 000 CFA-Franc or should be within the amount of the one declared upon entry into the country. No restrictions apply as to goods to be carried upon exiting the country.

Legislation

Photographing military sites and sites of strategic importance is prohibited. Locals may be photographed only after obtaining their consent.

Road traffic

When entering the country by car, it is mandatory to purchase insurance at the border cross point for the duration of your stay in the country.

Healthcare

Hospital conditions and services do not meet European standards.

The number of HIV-positives is increasing.

Travel papers and visas

An international passport valid for six month as of the date of entry into the country. Since 20 Sept 2009 it is mandatory to record biometric data for the purposes of visa issuing.

Bulgarian citizens (holders of regular, business and diplomatic passports) traveling to Côte d’Ivoire are required to have a visa which may be obtained at the French Embassy in Sofia.

Embassy of the Republic of France in Sofia
Address: 29, Oborishte St., 1504 Sofia
Telephone: +3592 965 1100
Fax: +3592 965 1120
Office hours: 09.00 - 13.15 and 14.45 - 18.15 h
E-mаil: [email protected]
Consular section: 21 A, Oborishte St., Sofia
Telephone:  +3592 965 11 00
Fax: +3592 965 11 71
Office hours: 09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 – 18.00 h
Visa office: 09.00 – 11.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

A yellow fever vaccination is mandatory before entering the country.

For a more detailed information, please address the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.

Practical advice

Pay particular attention to your personal hygiene!

Be meticulous in washing fruits and vegetables.

Use only bottled water.

Competitive service

Bulgarian citizens on a short- or long-term stay in Côte d’Ivoire may address consular issues to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria.

In emergency cases, upon damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply to an Abidjan-based EU member-state embassy for having an Emergency Travel Document issued.

Certifications and legalisations

All documents issued to Bulgarian citizens by the competent authorities of Côte d’Ivoire must bear a seal placed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire in order to hold validity in Bulgaria and be recognized by the Bulgarian authorities. Such documents are certified by Côte d’Ivoire Embassy in Rome and then by the Consular office of the Bulgarian Embassy in the Italian capital.

Such documents need to be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalizations Departament of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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