Current travel advisories for Democratic Republic of the Congo

Last Update: Saturday, 21. May 2022 at 08:23

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 : 3.7 / 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 7 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 (4.6), Sudan (4.3), Uganda (3.5), Zambia (3.3), Rwanda (3.2), Tanzania (3.2), Angola with (3.0) and Republic of the Congo with (2.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 87,024 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,337 reported deaths associated with the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/democratic-republic-congo

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to your security elsewhere in the DRC due to the potential for civil unrest and violent crime.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/democratic-republic-congo

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/democratic-republic-congo

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to eastern and north-eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the provinces of Haut-Uele, Haut Lomami, Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Maniema, Tanganyika, North and South Kivu and within 50 kilometres of the border with the Central African Republic. This is due to the unstable security situation, ongoing armed conflict and violent crime.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

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.

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.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status, you need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter and exit the DRC. If you have proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations and a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, you won't need to undertake additional COVID-19 testing at the airport on arrival. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo overall due to the volatile security situation and high risk of kidnapping.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

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:
Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: North Kivu province due to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, armed conflict, and kidnapping. Ituri province due to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, armed conflict, and kidnapping. 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. 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 country information page for additional information on travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Democratic Republic of Congo has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

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..

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 3.7 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 7 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 (4.6), Sudan (4.3), Uganda (3.5), Zambia (3.3), Rwanda (3.2), Tanzania (3.2), Angola with (3.0) and Republic of the Congo with (2.7 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!