2.3.3 Cote d’Ivoire Land Border Crossing of Pogo


Ivory Coast shares a land border with five countries - Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea and Liberia. At each of these borders, there is at least one official land border crossing where authorities are established (customs, police, etc.). The borders with Ghana (Noe and Niable), Burkina Faso (Laleraba) and Mali (Pogo) are the most used and well equipped with roads in good conditions. The borders with Liberia (Pekan houli, Gbeunta) and Guinea (Sirana, Gbapleu) are not used as frequently. There are partially improved roads which may be impracticable in bad weather, and numerous small bridges. 

Below is the available detailed information concerning some of these land border crossings.


Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

 Pogo (Côte d’Ivoire) / Zegoua (Mali)

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Nielle, 705 km



Managing Authority / Agency

Contact Person

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Bouaké International Airport

Distance: 361 km

Truck: 6 hours

Car: 4 hours

Nearest Port

Port Autonome d’Abidjan

Distance: 705 km

Truck: 24 hours

Car: 14 hours

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity


Distance: 150 km

Truck: 4 hours

Car: 2 hours

Other Information


Daily Capacity


Customs Clearance

To obtain customs clearance at this land border, the following documents are necessary: 
-  For Import / export  of goods originating from ECOWAS / UEMOA

  • Waybill;
  • The certificate of origin from UEMOA and ECOWAS; 
  • The export customs entry of the country of origin; 
  • The phytosanitary certificate; 
  • The exonerations documents ( import/EXPORT permit, Exemption Certificate) for recognized NGO and UN AGENCIES 

-For transit cargoes, please refer to the document: (1.3 Cote D'Ivoire Customs Information)


In general, clearing procedures at the border can take up to 2 to 3 working days before trucks are released. Customs may inspect trucks/cargoes if they feel it to be necessary.

For more information on customs in Cote D'Ivoire, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information 


Other Relevant Information

 For more information on government contact details, please see the following link:  4.1 Government Contact List  

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