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Democratic Republic of Congo international travel guide

Democratic Republic of Congo 🇨🇩

Democratic Republic of Congo is part of Africa with main city at Kinshasa. It's usually 🌤️ 24.10 °C in Democratic Republic of Congo with a rainfall of 🌧 118.38 mm. Internet speed in DR Congo is on average 1.0 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 85M people. The main currency is Congolese Franc. The languages spoken are French, Lingala, Kongo, Swahili and Luba-Katanga. Automatic teller machines are rare in DR Congo. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~24.10 °C   🌧 ~118.38 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 85M people
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Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel
DRC has opened some of its international borders and resumed international flights from Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport and domestic flights from most airports. COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements apply on arrival and prior to departure from the DRC. Contact your airline directly for the latest update and register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa for advice on departure options. We continue to advise: Do not travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

DR Congo uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French, Lingala, Kongo, Swahili and Luba-Katanga
Money

💱 Currencies Used

DR Congo uses the Congolese franc (symbol: Fr), code CDF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 francs and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centimes. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of null.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in DR Congo. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
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Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in DR Congo is on average 1.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in DR Congo is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,738.24 CDF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 0 telecoms: . DR Congo uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in DR Congo upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call DR Congo, dial +, then 243 (the country code for DR Congo), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within DR Congo, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .
Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal
911
Police
911
Ambulance
911
Fire department
911
Useful Information
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