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COVID-19 Health Alert
March 29, 2020

Event: Covid 19- Republic of Congo Confinement Restrictions to Begin March 31

On March 28, The President of the Republic of Congo declared a public health state of emergency and announced nationwide restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  The measures, to take effect from March 31 to April 30, include:

  • Confinement to homes, excepting essential employees.
  • Prohibition again outside movement, except for essential activities.
  • A nightly curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am.
  • Closure of stores, excepting those that sell food and essential items.
  • General mobilization of the security and defense forces to implement the measures.

Congo security forces will patrol to ensure the new rules are followed. Borders, schools and universities remain closed, sporting events and gatherings are banned, bars and restaurants are closed until further notice.

We are considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in ROC.  Continue to monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website for updates.

For questions, please Email BrazzavilleACS@state.gov.

We are compiling a list of persons seeking to leave ROC.  If you would be interested in options to leave,  please send the requested information to our email address: BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov.

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 of time.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Brazzaville has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice. For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

Actions to Take:

  • Email BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov if you would be interested in departing ROC if an option becomes available.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in The Republic of Congo.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.


  • 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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