Republic of the Congo

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required. Travelers with negative COVID test result are exempted from quarantine.

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What is the COVID situation in Republic of the Congo?

0 New COVID cases in Republic of the Congo
0 New COVID deaths in Republic of the Congo
11.55% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 27, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Basic facts about Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo is a medium-sized country located in Middle Africa. The capital of Republic of the Congo is Brazzaville and the most spoken language is French. The national currency in Republic of the Congo is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

What taxi apps are available in Republic of the Congo?

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

Practical information

Central African CFA franc (XAF)Official currency
1 EUR~657.77 XAF
1 USD~612.71 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:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Republic of the Congo?

There are 2 common plug types used in Republic of the Congo:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 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 Republic of the Congo?

Currently, citizens of 5 countries can enter 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 Republic of the Congo?

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

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Is it safe in 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 April 19, 2022, the risk level for Republic of the Congo was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Republic of the Congo

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

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

AngolaCameroonCentral African RepublicDemocratic Republic of the CongoGabon
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