*Entry to the Republic of Congo: 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 need to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.
*Screening on arrival: Travelers 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 need 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. Travelers 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.
Internal Domestic Restrictions:
*Travel in the Republic of Congo: Travellers moving from one province to another must present a negative coronavirus test result. The test result date must fall within 3 days before the date you intend to leave the province.
Restrictions have been placed on the number of people per vehicle for public transport. Wearing of facemasks is mandatory in public and private transport. The police will issues fines of 5000 Congolese Frances if masks are not worn.
Local COVID-19 measures have been announced and altered at little notice in areas outside of Kinshasa. You should monitor local media for the latest developments
*Accommodation: Hotels remain open. You should keep up to date with information from your tour operator.
*Public places and services: A curfew is in place from 18 December between 10pm and 4am. You should not be outside without justifiable reason (eg a medical emergency during these hours).
Wearing of facemasks is mandatory for anyone in public areas. This includes in public and private transport. The police will issue fines of 5000 Congolese Francs if masks are not worn.
DRC authorities have announced the following public health measures:
• businesses, banks, restaurants and shops have re-opened in Kinshasa with social distancing measures in place.
• places of worship, stadiums and performance halls have reopened with social distancing measures in place.
• schools, colleges and universities are closed.
• social enterprises eg bars and nightclubs remain closed
Public health measures can change at short notice and you should monitor local media for the latest developments.
Other public measures outside of Kinshasa: Self-isolation for people at risk (over 60 or with existing health issues) is mandatory in South Kivu.
If you test positive for COVID-19 you will be contacted by the authorities and informed. If you are asymptomatic you will need to stay isolated where you are until you test negative. You will receive free medication if required. If you test positive and are symptomatic, you may be transferred to hospital for treatment at the expense of the government. This applies to all, including those under 18.
Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned