Foreign travel advice

Congo

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Likouala province due to a large influx of displaced people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). UNHCR estimates around 110,000 refugees are currently in Likouala province.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the Pool region. See Local travel

Following the presidential elections on 20 March 2016 and armed clashes in Brazzaville on 4 April 2016, a notable military presence remains in the city. You should maintain a high level of security awareness, avoid large gatherings and avoid travel after dark.

There is no British Embassy in the Republic of Congo and the level of consular assistance the FCO can offer to British nationals is limited. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Honorary Consul in Brazzaville, Mr Dominique Picard (telephone: +242 055513251) or the British Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.