West and Central Africa COVID-19 Digest

Situation Report

Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan ends isolation

  • First case: 11 March 2020

  • Total cases: 19,100 (as of 16 September 2020)

  • Total deaths: 120

  • Schools: Reopened

  • Borders/flights: Air borders reopened on 1 July. Land and sea borders remain closed. All travellers to Côte d'Ivoire must carry a negative Covid-19 test certificate dating back no more than 72 hours.

  • Containment measures: Land and sea borders remain closed. The isolation of Greater Abidjan from the rest of the country is now lifted. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and entertainment venues reopened on 1 August 2020. The wearing of masks remains in force in public places.


As of 16 September, the authorities reported 19,100 cases and 120 deaths.


Continuing their support to the Government according to their comparative advantages, the various agencies of the United Nations Development System are contributing to the implementation of the national response plan for COVID-19, through multisectoral interventions aligned with the various strategic axes of this plan. These include interventions in: epidemic preparedness, health, risk communication, education and access to water, hygiene and sanitation.

Official links:

PNUD: Réponses COVID-19