Central African Republic

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required for visitors arriving from certain areas.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas.

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What is the COVID situation in Central African Republic?

0 New COVID cases in Central African Republic
0 New COVID deaths in Central African Republic
6.81% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 8, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a large country located in Middle Africa. The capital of Central African Republic is Bangui and the most spoken language is French. The national currency in Central African Republic is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

What taxi apps are available in Central African Republic?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Central African Republic. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Central African CFA franc (XAF)Official currency
1 EUR~657.06 XAF
1 USD~582.05 XAF

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Central African Republic?

There are 2 common plug types used in Central African Republic:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Central African Republic?

Currently, citizens of 16 countries can enter Central African Republic without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Central African Republic?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Central African Republic.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Central African Republic?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On July 27, 2021, the risk level for Central African Republic was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Central African Republic

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Central African Republic:

CameroonChadRepublic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoSouth SudanSudan
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