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Republic of the Congo travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers aged 11 or older travelling to Congo (Republic of Congo) are required to meet one of the following conditions:
    • Hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure,
    • Hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate obtained within 10 days prior to departure. The passenger will also be subject to a Covid-19 PCR screening test on arrival at their own cost, and then be required to quarantine at home for 14 days,
    • Quarantine for 14 days on arrival. The passengers will be required to stay at a designated hotel and will be tested within 48 hours, at their own cost. Passengers who receive a negative Covid-19 PCR test result may complete their quarantine period at home.
    • If transiting through Congo, the passenger will be isolated in a designated hotel at their own cost until they depart the country.
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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home.

Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and are required to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passengers arriving in the Republic of Congo by commercial flights should provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test undertaken within 72 hours upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age.

All passengers departing from the Republic of Congo by commercial flights are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test, undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure, with the exception of children under 11 years of age.

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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

  • Republic of the Congo International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. All passengers arriving in the Republic of Congo by commercial flights should provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test undertaken within 72 hours upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age.
    Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and are required to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.
    Screening on arrival – Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks.
    Data collection – There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.
    Testing on departure – All passengers departing from the Republic of Congo by commercial flights are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test, undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure, with the exception of children under 11 years of age. Travellers leaving the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. Public health measures and entry requirements may change at short notice and you should monitor local media for the latest developments.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
    A curfew remains in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville from 11pm until 5am. Face masks must be worn in all public places. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, with the exception of public markets. Bars and nightclubs are closed. The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures, at the entrance and exit of all cities across the country.

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    05.11.2020
  • Republic of the Congo International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. All passengers arriving in the Republic of Congo by commercial flights are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
    A curfew remains in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville from 11pm until 5am. Face masks must be worn in all public places. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, with the exception of public markets. Bars and nightclubs are closed. The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures, at the entrance and exit of all cities across the country.

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    13.10.2020
  • Republic of the Congo International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
    The Republic of the Congo has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Masks are still required in public and social distancing and hygiene requirements continue to be implemented.
    A State of emergency is in place until 19 August. A curfew is in place from 120pm until 5am in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. From 22:00 until 05:00 in the rest of the country. Law enforcement units may fine or arrest people who are found non-compliant.

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    30.09.2020
  • Republic of the Congo *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

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

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
    A State of emergency is in place until 19 August. People are prohibited from leaving home, and non-essential travel is suspended. There is an exception for workers providing essential goods and services. A nationwide curfew from 10pm until 5am.

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    30.07.2020
  • Republic of the Congo *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

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

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic passenger flights between Brazzaville and Point Noire have resumed from 23 June.
    A State of emergency is in place until 19 August.
    The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice: People are prohibited from leaving home, and non-essential travel is suspended. There is an exception for workers providing essential goods and services. A nationwide curfew from 10pm until 5am. Face masks must be worn in all public places. All shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people as well as of family events such as weddings and funerals are prohibited. Places of worship, schools, higher education institutions, bars and nightclubs are closed. Face masks must be worn in all public places. The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures.

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    28.07.2020
  • Republic of the Congo The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 11. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. (OSAC, 24.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo has closed all land, air and maritime borders until further notice with the exception of cargo flights and vessels. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

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

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice: People are prohibited from leaving home, and non-essential travel is suspended. There is an exception for workers providing essential goods and services. A nationwide curfew from 10pm until 5am. Face masks must be worn in all public places. All shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people as well as of family events such as weddings and funerals are prohibited. Places of worship, schools, higher education institutions, bars and nightclubs are closed. Face masks must be worn in all public places. The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures.

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    20.07.2020
  • Republic of the Congo The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 11. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. (OSAC, 24.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Congo remain very limited. The Republic of Congo closed its borders and all international passenger flights are suspended, except for cargo and humanitarian flights. Land,and maritime borders are also closed until further notice with the exception of cargo. Travellers entering the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. All travellers entering the Republic of Congo will be placed into 14 day quarantine at a government run facility. There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals. Travellers leaving the Republic of Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks. Public health measures and entry requirements may change at short notice.

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

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice: People are prohibited from leaving home, and non-essential travel is suspended. There is an exception for workers providing essential goods and services. A nationwide curfew from 10pm until 5am. Face masks must be worn in all public places. All shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people as well as of family events such as weddings and funerals are prohibited. Places of worship, schools, higher education institutions, bars and nightclubs are closed. Face masks must be worn in all public places. The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures.

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    10.07.2020
  • Republic of the Congo The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 11. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. (OSAC, 24.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Republic of Congo closed its borders and all international passenger flights are suspended, except for cargo and humanitarian flights. Land,and maritime borders are also closed until further notice with the exception of cargo.

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

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice: Lockdown measures, including prohibiting people from leaving home, suspension of non-essential travel and a curfew. There is an exception for workers providing essential goods and services; A nationwide curfew from 8 pm until 5 am.
    All shops, except those selling food and essential products, are closed; Places of worship, schools, higher education institutions, bars and nightclubs are closed; Gatherings of more than 50 people as well as of family events such as weddings and funerals are prohibited; Face masks must be worn in all public places; The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures. The country remains under a state of health emergency and the curfew from 22:00 until 05:00 is extended until 11 July 2020. Movements between the cities of Brazzaville, and Pointe-Noire and the rest of the country are allowed as of 23 June.

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    26.06.2020
  • Republic of the Congo The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 11. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. (OSAC, 24.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As of June 23, the curfew will be from 22:00 until 05:00, hotels bars and restaurants will reopen. Domestic passenger flights and road traffic will resume nationwide. Religious services will resume.
    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 11 July. Wearing a facemask is mandatory in public areas.The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    24.06.2020
  • Republic of the Congo Airports in Congo are closed.

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00. Wearing a facemask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed. Since 18 May: In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited. In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted. The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    01.06.2020
  • Republic of the Congo Airports in Congo are closed.

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00. Wearing a facemask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed. Since 18 May: In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited. In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted. The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    25.05.2020
  • Republic of the Congo

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed. Since 18 May: In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited. In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted. The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    21.05.2020
  • Republic of the Congo

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed. Since 18 May: In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited. In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted. The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    19.05.2020
  • Republic of the Congo

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 31 May.The measures it entails are a ban on inter-city travel (except for essential movements and for essential workers), the closure of all non-essentiel shops and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed. Easing of restrictions: To start on the 18 May. In zone 1, which covers Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, public transport has resumed with an obligation to wear masks. Opening days for markets has increased from three to five days a week. Travel between the two cities remains prohibited. In zone 2, locations little or not affected by the virus, the lockdown has been lifted. The nationwide curfew remains in place.

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    18.05.2020
  • Republic of the Congo All airports in Congo are closed. Cargo is exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 30 May. The measures in place include a mandatory confinement at home, a ban on internal travel (except essential movements and essential work), the closure of all non-essentiel shops, a country-wide lockdown and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 until 15 May. A possible easing of some lockdown measures will be discussed on 16 May by national authorities, depending on the general health situation. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed.

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    12.05.2020
  • Republic of the Congo All airports in Congo are closed. Cargo is exempted from this measure.
    All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    International restrictions:

    Land, air and sea borders are closed and all international flights are suspended. Cargo ships and flights are exempted from this measure. All travellers should reportedly present a COVID-19 negative test, carried out by an approved institution, to apply for any type of visa. Further indication on entry requirements should be discussed with the country’s diplomatic representations prior travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide state of health emergency is in place until 30 May The measures in place include a mandatory confinement at home until 15 May, a ban on internal travel (except essential movements and essential work), the closure of all non-essentiel shops, a country-wide lockdown and a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 (until 10 May). Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public areas. All social gatherings and events are cancelled/banned. Schools and social venues (including bars and places of worship) have been closed.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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