The Venue – Le Palais des congrès

The iconic Hotel Ivoire, built by Moshe Mayer in 1963 and beautifully renovated in 2011, will envelop you with its contemporary atmosphere and fiery colors. Overlooking the Ebrie lagoon and the Plateau and decorated with African art and cocoa, Sofitel blends French luxury with African charm. This luxury hotel on the Ivory Coast rises majestically over an idyllic setting of water and flora.

Visa requirements

Visa-exempt foreign nationals : Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo and Tunisia.

Nationalities subject to visa and eligible for e-Visa online: citizens of all other nationalities can obtain their visa online (e-Visa) or in embassies.

Note: a passenger who does not have Ivorian identity papers (passport or identity card) is considered as a foreign passenger even if he / she has a multi-citizenship and must therefore be in possession of a visa .

How to obtain a visa ?

E-Visa online procedure:  Citizens of the nationalities subject to a visa can complete the application and pay their visa fees on the dedicated website ( No other website and no other way of obtaining is allowed.

A number of information must be provided at this time online. Once your confirmation mail received, you must print it. This document will be asked when your arrive at Abidjan Airport where your biometric visa will be delivered.

Important Notice : you must request for an e-visa at least 48h before take-off.


If you require an invitation letter for the e-visa, please send a mail to