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Central African Republic travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from Central African Republic
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are required to complete a health form upon arrival in Central African Republic.
Flight Restrictions

published 08.08.2020

Bangui (BGF) airport is closed until 13 September 2020.
– This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

Effective 14 September 2020, Bangui (BGF) airport reopens.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

A mandatory 14-day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country.

COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID test prior to boarding to Central African Republic.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Central African Republic International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Central African Republic: Commercial passenger flights have been allowed to resume at Bangui-Mpoko International Airport. Passengers are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage amongst other measures. COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID test prior to boarding to Central African Republic. Some of Central African Republic’s neighbouring countries have started to re-open their land borders, including those with Central African Republic. This includes Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
    *Screening on arrival: All travellers entering CAR are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage among other measures.
    *Quarantine requirements: A mandatory 14-day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights: see here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel in Central African Republic: COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding to Central African Republic. A mandatory 14day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus. It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places. Staying in your home or accommodation is encouraged. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of Central African Republic concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus.
    Accommodation: There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui.
    Public places and services: The following measures remain in place: It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places; No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations; Places of worship and restaurants remain open; Staying in your house or accommodation is encouraged.

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    20.11.2020
  • Central African Republic International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Central African Republic: COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID test prior to boarding to Central African Republic. Some of Central African Republic’s neighbouring countries have started to re-open their land borders, including those with Central African Republic. This includes Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
    *Screening on arrival: All travellers entering CAR are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage among other measures.
    *Quarantine requirements: A mandatory 14-day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights: see here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel in Central African Republic: COVID-19 tests are required for incoming passengers. Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding to Central African Republic. A mandatory 14day self-isolation is in place for any person entering Central African Republic coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus. It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places. Staying in your home or accommodation is encouraged. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of Central African Republic concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus.
    Accommodation: There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui.
    Public places and services: The following measures remain in place: It is compulsory to wear face masks in public places; No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations; Places of worship and restaurants are open.

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    08.10.2020
  • Central African Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have been allowed to resume at Bangui-Mpoko International Airport, restricted to one flight per company per week. Some of Central African Republic’s neighbouring countries have closed their land borders, including those with Central African Republic. This includes the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Sudan and South Sudan. Passengers are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage amongst other measures. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs: [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui. It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places. Staying in your home or accommodation is encouraged. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of Central African Republic concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus. There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui. On 12 June, the Central African Republic government announced the entry into “phase two” of the COVID-19 response, which includes the reopening of places of worship and restaurants. The following measures remain in place: It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places; No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; No large gatherings; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations;

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    29.07.2020
  • Central African Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial passenger flights have been allowed to resume at Bangui-Mpoko International Airport, restricted to one flight per company per week. Some of Central African Republic’s neighbouring countries have closed their land borders, including those with Central African Republic. This includes the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Sudan and South Sudan. Passengers are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage amongst other measures. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui. It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places. Staying in your home or accommodation is encouraged. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of Central African Republic concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus. There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui. On 12 June, the Central African Republic government announced the entry into “phase two” of the COVID-19 response, which includes the reopening of places of worship and restaurants. The following measures remain in place: It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places; No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; No large gatherings; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations;

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    15.07.2020
  • Central African Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    Anyone coming from a country with local-transmission of COVID-19 is banned from entering (exceptions: Central African citizens, diplomats, and NGOs). Medical personnel are stationed at the country’s primary point of entry, Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport, taking infrared temperatures of arriving passengers along with reviewing coronavirus-specific questionnaires. The airport is closed (except for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops). UNHAS Ops still running. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of CAR concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus. Ther is a mandatory 21 day self-quarantine for any person entering CAR coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Some of CAR’s neighbouring countries have closed their land borders, including those with CAR. This includes the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Sudan and South Sudan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The government has approved a number of measures which must be followed also by Diplomatic missions, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. These include the application of Stay at home measures have been put in place; Places of worship and schools are closed;
    No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; No large gatherings; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations. It is obligatory to wear face masks in public places.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    On 12 June, the CAR government announced the entry into “phase two” of the COVID-19 response, which includes the reopening of places of worship and restaurants.
    Diplomatic missions, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations should comply with these measures.

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    30.06.2020
  • Central African Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    Anyone coming from a country with local-transmission of COVID-19 is banned from entering (exceptions: Central African citizens, diplomats, and NGOs). Medical personnel are stationed at the country’s primary point of entry, Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport, taking infrared temperatures of arriving passengers along with reviewing coronavirus-specific questionnaires. The airport is closed (except for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops). UNHAS Ops still running. Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of CAR concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Some of CAR’s neighbouring countries have closed their land borders, including those with CAR. This includes the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Sudan and South Sudan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The government has approved a number of measures which must be followed also by Diplomatic missions, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. These include the application of Stay at home measures have been put in place; Places of worship and schools are closed;
    No handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions; No large gatherings; Public spaces must have hand-washing stations;

    Read more
    26.06.2020
  • Central African Republic 1. Bangui (BGF) is closed.
    – This does not apply to:
    – emergency flights;
    – technical landings;
    – humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights;
    – flights with a special authorization

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    International restrictions:

    All foreigners are denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt. Bangui Mpoko International Airport is closed with the exception of humanitarian flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights. The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon (including cargo trucks), Sudan and South Sudan remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing. A mandatory 14- or 21-day self-quarantine is imposed to all inbound travellers coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited. From 29 April, road movement between Bouar and Beloko is banned for at least 30 days. Road movement between Bangui and Bouar is also banned for at least 21 days. Schools and universities are closed. Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas are closed. Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. Mourning, weddings and related venues are limited to the family sphere. Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.

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    01.06.2020
  • Central African Republic 1. Bangui (BGF) is closed. – This does not apply to: – emergency flights; – technical landings; – humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights; – flights with a special authorization 2. Airline crew are subject to mandatory quarantine for the duration of their rotation or rest period. 3. Passengers arriving from a country with local transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) must self-quarantine for 21 days upon arrival. UNHAS Ops still running.

    International restrictions:

    All foreigners are denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt. Bangui Mpoko International Airport is closed with the exception of humanitarian flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights. The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon (including cargo trucks), Sudan and South Sudan remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing. A mandatory 14- or 21-day self-quarantine is imposed to all inbound travellers coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited. From 29 April, road movement between Bouar and Beloko is banned for at least 30 days. Road movement between Bangui and Bouar is also banned for at least 21 days. Schools and universities are closed. Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas are closed. Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. Mourning, weddings and related venues are limited to the family sphere. Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.

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    27.05.2020
  • Central African Republic The Central African Republic has closed Bangui M’Poko International Airport (BGF) with exceptions for commercial, humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops. Passengers arriving from a country with local transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) must self-quarantine for 21 days upon arrival. UNHAS Ops still running.

    International restrictions:

    All foreigners are denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt. Bangui Mpoko International Airport is closed with the exception of humanitarian flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights. The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon (including cargo trucks), Sudan and South Sudan remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing. A mandatory 14- or 21-day self-quarantine is imposed to all inbound travellers coming from a location with local transmission of coronavirus.

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited. From 29 April, road movement between Bouar and Beloko is banned for at least 30 days. Road movement between Bangui and Bouar is also banned for at least 21 days. Schools and universities are closed. Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas are closed. Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. Mourning, weddings and related venues are limited to the family sphere. Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.

    Read more
    25.05.2020
  • Central African Republic Passengers arriving from a country with local transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) must self-quarantine for 21 days upon arrival.

    International restrictions:

    All foreigners are denied entry in the country. Diplomats, NGOs workers and countries with no local transmission of COVID-19 are exempt.
    Bangui Mpoko International Airport is closed with the exception of humanitarian flights, cargo flights or authorised special and commercial flights.
    The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon (including cargo trucks), Sudan and South Sudan remain closed until further notice. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between Bangui and the rest of the country is prohibited. From 29 April, road movement between Bouar and Beloko is banned for at least 30 days. Road movement between Bangui and Bouar is also banned for at least 21 days. Schools and universities are closed. Social venues, including bars, dance halls and cinemas are closed. Gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. Mourning, weddings and related venues are limited to the family sphere. Suspension of all border markets between CAR and Congo along Ubangi river until further notice.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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