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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to within 50km of the border with the Central African Republic in Likouala region

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • the Boko, Kindamba, Kinkala, Mayama and Mindouli districts of Pool region
  • the Mouyondzi district of Bouenza region

COVID-19 entry restrictions for the Republic of the Congo

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for The Republic of the Congo’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

If you are planning travel to the Republic of the Congo, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Consular support is limited in the Republic of the Congo as there is no British Embassy. However, the British Embassy Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can provide limited remote consular support to British nationals.

The state of public health emergency remains in force.

Presidential elections took place on 21 March. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso was inaugurated for a third term on 16 April.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the Republic of the Congo, attacks cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

There have recently been confirmed cases of Ebola in North Kivu province in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the same province as a previous outbreak. Further information and updates on Ebola can be found on the WHO website and the Public Health England (PHE) website. See Health