Current travel advisories for Democratic Republic of the Congo

Last Update: Friday, 03. July 2020 at 07:24

Please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 5

Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with around 61 million citizens and a land mass of 2,345,410 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Democratic Republic of the Congo shares land borders with 9 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Central African Republic (5.0), Burundi (4.8), Sudan (4.1), Uganda (3.4), Tanzania (3.3), Zambia (3.2), Angola (3.0), Rwanda with (3.0) and Republic of the Congo with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 7,188 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 175 reported deaths associated with the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/kongodemokratischerepubliksicherheit/203202

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Demokratische Republik Kongo: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/kongo-dem-rep/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kongo - Demokratische Republik.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/democratic-republic-of-the-congo-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime, civil unrest, and Ebola. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri provinces due to Ebola North Kivu and Ituri provinces due to terrorism. The eastern DRC region and the three Kasai provinces (Kasai, Kasai-Oriental, Kasai-Central) due to crime, civil unrest, armed conflict and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, and assault, is common and local police lack resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Assailants may pose as police or security agents. Demonstrations are common in many cities and some have turned violent. Police have at times responded with heavy-handed tactics that resulted in civilian casualties and arrests. There is an outbreak of the Ebola virus in eastern DRC, which may affect other areas in the country.  The CDC issued a Level 2 Travel Notice for Ebola in the DRC. The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Kinshasa due to poor infrastructure and security conditions. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information Page.

Danger level: 4

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CD

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Sammandrabbningarna mellan rebeller och armén fortgår i landets östra delar, samt i norra och södra Kivu-provinsen. Civilbefolkningen har på vissa håll blivit tvungen att fly över landets gränser.

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CD

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/democratic-republic-congo

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
DRC has closed its borders to international travel. All scheduled domestic and international passenger flights are currently suspended. If you're remaining in the DRC, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. The Australian Government has no plans to repatriate you. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. Register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa, who will be able to provide further advice on when you might be able to leave the country. We now advise you to: Do not travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/democratic-republic-of-congo/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 61 million
Covering landmass
2,345,410 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (CDF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CD
Phone prefix
+243
Top Level Domain
.cd
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Democratic Republic of the Congo (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Is Democratic Republic of the Congo safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a risk index of 3.9 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Democratic Republic of the Congo?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Democratic Republic of the Congo.

What countries does Democratic Republic of the Congo share land borders with?

Democratic Republic of the Congo shares land borders with 9 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Central African Republic (5.0), Burundi (4.8), Sudan (4.1), Uganda (3.4), Tanzania (3.3), Zambia (3.2), Angola (3.0), Rwanda with (3.0) and Republic of the Congo with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!