COVID

Ivory Coast eases Covid restrictions as cases fall

There are an average of nine cases a day.

In Summary

• Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the country, as well as those attending public events, can now do so without presenting a negative PCR test. 

Ivory Coast has administered more then 10 million Covid vaccines
Ivory Coast has administered more then 10 million Covid vaccines
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Ivory Coast has become the latest African country to end the mandatory wearing of masks except in enclosed areas and during large gatherings, as new Covid infections drop.

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the country, as well as those attending public events, can now do so without presenting a negative PCR test.

According to the latest Covid update, there are an average of nine cases a day and a total of 796 active cases in the West African nation.

So far, 10 million vaccines have been administered - with more than four million people, out of a population of 23.7 million, being fully vaccinated.

It has one of the lowest case-fatality rates in West Africa.

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