International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Congo - Kinshasa.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
0.36
Decreased by0.13
at 11/27/2021
Vaccinated
0.15%
Increased by0.15%
at 11/24/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
8/15/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for entry

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 11.
Testing Options
  • A Unspecified Covid Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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Description

All travelers are required to pre-register online before departure to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport. Travelers should register and pay for the test at least 3 days before arrival.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 11.
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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport. Travelers should register and pay for the test at least 3 days before arrival. Travelers are required to self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result via the website and/or SMS, generally a maximum of 24 hours.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Results
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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.

Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public places, including on public transportation and at all airports.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Congo - Kinshasa.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.36
Decreased by0.13
at 11/27/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.40%
Increased by-6.30%
at 8/20/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
0.15%
Increased by0.15%
at 11/24/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
137,606
Increased by137,606
at 11/24/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.15
Decreased by0.01
at 11/25/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

A nationwide curfew is in place between 10 pm and 4 am, limiting moving for emergencies only. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Checked
11/28/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 7 days prior, may be required to visit different provinces.

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with social distancing rules in place, but may be closed in high-risk areas.

Bars

Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Most shops are re-opening with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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