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Congo travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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Congo is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Congo. Congo is part of Africa with main city at Brazzaville. Its Developing country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French and Lingala.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Congo

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to the Republic of Congo is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

On departure from the Congo, travelers are required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Temperature checks will also be conducted on departure.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, should be presented on arrival.
Travelers who do not have a pre-departure test will be tested upon arrival and must self-isolate for 14 days.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Across the country, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people and a curfew is in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am. Changes to health measures may be made at short notice, we recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

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

Public transport

Public transportation is operating.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open. Further restrictions may be in place in high-risk areas.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the seventh day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 NIS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 NIS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 NIS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Congo

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Essential only shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Congo

The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice:
-A curfew remains in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville from 11pm until 5am. -Face masks must be worn in all public places.
Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, with the exception of public markets.
Bars and nightclubs are closed.
Face masks must be worn in all public places.
The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures, at the entrance and exit of all cities across the country.
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