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COVID-19 Health Alert
August 27, 2020

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until September 9 and reopened air borders for international flights.

The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until September 9 to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reopened air borders for international flights.

The Congolese air borders opened on August 24 for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

  • Air France will operate flights between Paris and Brazzaville four days per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) with stops in Kinshasa on the same days.
  • Ethiopian will operate flights between Addis Ababa and Brazzaville four days each week (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and will continue stopping to Pointe Noire before proceeding to Addis Ababa.
  • Asky will provide service to Brazzaville Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and flights from Brazzaville Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

These measures may change without notice. Please check with your airline before travelling.

Inbound passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of departure upon arrival.

Outbound passengers requiring testing can go to:

  • Brazzaville : Laboratoire National de Sante Publique or Fondation Congolaise de la Recherche Medicale.
  • Pointe-Noire: National Public Health Laboratory located at: Hôpital General de Loandili or Laboratoire de la foundation Gombes.

Please check our Covid page for the latest information on quarantine.

Passengers in transit will be quarantined at their expense at designated facilities until they resume their travels.

Since July 28, the curfew regressed from 22:00 to 20:00 until 05:00 in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

Masks are still required in public and social distancing and hygiene requirements continue. Law enforcement units may fine or arrest people who are found non-compliant.

All U.S. citizens in ROC should continue to prepare by ensuring they have sufficient food, medicine, and supplies should they need to remain at home in ROC for an extended period.

Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Brazzaville has suspended routine consular and visas services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email us at BrazzavilleACS@State.gov or visit our website for additional information.

For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

Actions to Take: 


  • U.S. Embassy Brazzaville
    70-83 Section D
    Maya-Maya Boulevard
  • Brazzaville, Congo
    +(242) 06 612 20 00 or +(242) 06 612 20 10
  • State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Republic of Congo Country Information
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