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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Central African Republic
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Central African Republic
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Bangui


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): High -

Essential businesses operational but with significant disruption.

Healthcare systems under pressure, even in LOW and MEDIUM Medical risk-rated countries, likely delaying access to non-life threatening but urgent care. Existing security concerns may be increasingly exacerbated by the socio-economic pressures of COVID-19 on the systems and/or diversion of resources. Further reduced avenues of recourse for in-country medical/security issues especially in HIGH/EXTREME rated security environments, with knock-on impacts on operational sustainability.  Highly disruptive BCP mitigation actions in effect, such as temporary suspension of all but essential activities. 

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Bangui Mpoko International Airport (BGF) is open, though flights remain limited.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
All passengers will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

Quarantine requirements
Once in Central African Republic, all travellers need to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
The land borders with Democratic Republic of Congo (Zongo border crossing), Cameroon, Sudan and South Sudan remain closed. A humanitarian corridor remains opened at Zongo border crossing.
(Until further notice)
Departing travellers must undergo a PCR screening and complete a health form.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
A state of emergency is in place
(Ends 1 August 2021)
The wearing of face masks is mandatory in public places. A curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00. Public transport is allowed to operate in limited capacity. Places of worship, bars and restaurants have reopened at limited capacity. 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.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Central African Republic

COVID-19 information for Central African Republic

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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State control outside the capital Bangui is weak despite a February 2019 peace accord reached in Khartoum (Sudan) by the government and the country's main militia groups. Banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery are significant risks in rural areas, particularly in the north-west. The security environment in Bangui remains volatile, with crime and communal or sectarian violence posing credible risks to travellers.

A disarmament campaign, organised by the government and international forces including the UN peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA), has diminished the capabilities of the majority Muslim Seleka ex-rebel group in Bangui. Christian and animist ‘anti-Balaka' militias are active in northern districts. Political tensions are liable to affect the security environment and there remains a credible risk of military interference in the political sphere. Islamist militancy targeting foreign nationals is not a significant threat.

This information is intended as a summary of the general security environment. Risks can abruptly change during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Central African Republic
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverCentral African Republic is a country with a risk
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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