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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Congo
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Congo
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Areas in Likouala and Sangha departments within 20 miles (32km) of border with Central African Republic


COVID-19 Impact

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

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

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

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• 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)
Entry restrictions
International flights have resumed.

Testing and quarantine requirements
All passengers arriving in Congo should provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry, with the exception of children under 11 years old.

- Passengers with a COVID-19 PCR test result no older than 72 hours will proceed with a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period in a location of their choosing.

- Passengers with a test result taken between 72 hours and ten days before their trip are required to undertake another test at their own expense upon arrival (20,000 FCFA or US$40) before undertaking their 14-day self-isolation.

- Passengers with a test result older than ten days or no test result will be tested on arrival and placed in quarantine at their own expense in hotels selected by the government. If positive, the passenger will be transferred to a COVID-19 management site. If negative, the passenger will continue their quarantine at a location of their choosing.

- Asymptomatic passengers will have to quarantine and will be tested twice before being able to continue their quarantine at a location of their choosing.
(Until further notice)
Sea and land borders remain closed, except for cargo transport.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(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)
Internal restrictions

A nationwide state of health emergency is in place. Nationwide measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks in all public areas, a ban on gatherings of 50 people or more (except for state markets and some other establishments sanctioned by the authorities), as well as the closure of entertainment venues and educational institutions. Marches and meetings of more than ten people are banned.
(Ends 4 July 2021)
Brazzaville and Pointe Noire
A curfew is in place from 23.00-05.00 on weekdays and from 20.00-05.00 during the weekend.
(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 Congo

COVID-19 information for Congo

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty theft and armed crime are common in the main cities Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, but remain low by regional standards. Violent crime, especially roadside banditry, poses a diminishing but credible threat to travellers in Pool department, where ex-rebels engage in criminal activities.

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
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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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 feverCongo is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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