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Information about Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital: Kinshasa 9.5 millon (2009 est.)
Official Languages: French (Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, Tshiluba) also are recognised national languages
Main cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kolwezi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Democratic Republic of the Congo in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Democratic Republic of the Congo - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial PracticesCurrency: Congolese franc (CDF)
Time Zone: (GMT+1 and GMT+2)
Vaccination data up to july 2012:
- Obligatory vaccines: Yellow fever if coming from an endemic country.
- Recommended vaccines: Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, Pertussis, MMR vaccine, Poliomyelitis.