There is an increased risk of demonstrations and protests in Côte d'Ivoire. Protest action by current and former members of the Ivorian armed forces has been occurring across the country since the beginning of 2017. Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. In the event of further protests, monitor local media, and follow all instructions issued by local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.