Visa & Passport
Visas are required by all nationals except:
- Nationals of the African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Tunisia
- Alien residents holding a valid Permis de Séjour or Visa de Séjour
- Transit passengers continuing their journey within 24 hours who do not leave the airport
The UK honorary consulate at 15 Maple Mews, Maida Vale, London NW6 5UZ (Tel: +44 20 7328-8180) offers a relatively efficient service. An International Vaccination Certificate for Yellow fever is mandatory, but Cholera vaccination certification is required only if travelling from a neighbouring country where an outbreak of the disease has been recently reported. For tourist visas, a copy of a letter from the travel agent certifying that a return ticket has been purchased will also be required. Single entry visas are GBP120, double GBP220 and a multiple entry visa valid for one year costs GBP260.