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)
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test performed no later than 3 days prior to arrival. The test result must be in English or French.
2. Passengers must fill out a " Traveler Registration Form " prior to their arrival. This will generate a QR code that must be presented on arrival.
3. Passengers must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the expense.
All travelers entering the DRC are subject to controls, including temperature controls.
Travelers 11 years and older must present proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry into the DRC and / or proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
The test result date must be within 72 hours prior to your arrival date. Children under the age of 11 are exempt. Furthermore, the Congolese Civil Aviation Authority has announced that all passengers, including vaccinated ones, will undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 at the airport upon arrival.
Therefore, passengers are invited, before boarding in the country of departure, to register online on the website of the National Institute for Biomedical Research in order to obtain a QR code that must be presented on arrival at the sampling center. From the airport.
Registration requires uploading a passport photo and a copy of the ticket. The cost of the test is about $ 45, to be paid online or on arrival (in cash).
Travelers 11 and older must also pay USD 45 for a mandatory test upon arrival.