Republic of the Congo (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Health screening required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 18.10.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must have a QR code.
– This does not apply to passengers who are 11 years and younger.
2. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine until the test result is ready.


Detailed Tourist Information

The Republic of Congo has opened its air borders for travel, while land and sea borders remain closed.

All passengers arriving in the Republic of the Congo by commercial flights should provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test undertaken within 72 hours upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age.

Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and need to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.

Travellers entering the Republic of the Congo may be subject to screening, including temperature checks.

There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.

Lockdown Details

The following measures are in place and may be amended at short notice:

-A curfew remains in place in Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville from 11pm until 5am.
-Face masks must be worn in all public places.

Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, with the exception of public markets.

Bars and nightclubs are closed.

Face masks must be worn in all public places.

The Republic of Congo authorities have mobilised defence and security forces to ensure compliance with the lockdown measures, at the entrance and exit of all cities across the country.

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