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Congo, Democratic Republic

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Congo, Democratic Republic
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Congo, Democratic Republic
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Kinshasa; Lualaba province; south of Haut-Katanga province (including Lubumbashi); Kongo-Central province
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for North Kivu province (except Goma and Beni); South Kivu province (except Bukavu); Ituri province (except Bunia); Tanganyika province

Risk Summary

Petty crime poses the main risk to travellers in main cities such as Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, though crime levels are lower in the latter city. Violent crime is also an issue outside the upscale Gombe district of Kinshasa, while armed robberies and highway banditry occur in rural areas. Armed groups operate in eastern provinces, particularly in rural areas of North Kivu and Ituri district of Orientale province, where we advise against all travel due to lawlessness and sporadic conflict.

Electoral periods are volatile from a security perspective, as they tend to trigger an increase in unrest, particularly in opposition strongholds. The country's record for air travel safety is poor and most private carriers are not maintained to international standards.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Congo, Democratic 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 feverThe Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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