Democratic Republic of the Congo

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required. Vaccinated are exempted from testing.
Quarantine is not required.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

0 New COVID cases in Democratic Republic of the Congo
0 New COVID deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo
0.06% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo is a very large country located in Middle Africa. The capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kinshasa and the most spoken language is French. The national currency in Democratic Republic of the Congo is Congolese franc (CDF).

What taxi apps are available in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Congolese franc (CDF)Official currency
1 EUR~2264.95 CDF
1 USD~2002 CDF

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo?

There are 3 common plug types used in Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Currently, citizens of 4 countries can enter Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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 November 30, 2021, the risk level for Democratic Republic of the Congo was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Democratic Republic of the Congo

112 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo:

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