Central African Republic (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Anyone arriving to the Central African Republic will undergo a temperature screening and will be required to fill a health questionnaire.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 14 days required for all countries..

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.09.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
2. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.


Detailed Tourist Information

Some incoming passengers need to undertake a (COVID-19) test on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.

Some air companies and airports also require a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding to CAR. You should check with your travel provider.

14 days self-isolation is mandatory for any person entering CAR who is coming from a location with local transmission of COVID-19.

Airline companies must also cooperate with the government of CAR concerning quarantine and other measures necessary to manage the spread of coronavirus.

All travellers entering CAR are required to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser, have their body temperatures taken and disinfect luggage among other measures.

Lockdown Details

A national curfew is in place in response to outbreaks of violence, following presidential and legislative elections. This curfew comes into effect at 8pm and ends at 5am. You should follow the government’s instructions and avoid travel around Bangui during these hours.

The following measures remain in place:

it is compulsory to wear face masks in public places;
no handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions;
public spaces must have hand-washing stations;
places of worship and restaurants remain open;
staying in your house or accommodation is encouraged


Data Source: covidcontrols.co