COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
Last updated: 09/26/2022

***Passengers are NOT required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board an aircraft destined to the United States. However CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Republic of Congo has confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 14, 2020. As of  July 17, 2022  there were 24 690 confirmed cases, 23 875 recoveries, 406 active cases and 386 confirmed deaths.
  • The Congolese air borders opened on August 24, 2020 for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
  • Land and river borders opened on March 1, 2022.
  • Places of worship, schools, restaurants and bars are open.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the Republic of Congo? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/requirements-for-air-travelers-to-the-us.html. Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email BrazzavilleConsular@state.gov
  • Outbound passengers requiring testing can go to:                                                                                                          Brazzaville
      • National public health laboratory, Laboratoire National de Santé Publique located in front of the people’s palace; and
      • Congolese Foundation for Medical Research Fondation Congolaise de la Recherche Médicale. located at the city of research, château-d ’eau district (ex ORSTOM).

                          Pointe-Noire

      • Branch of National Public Health Laboratory located inside the Loandjili general hospital; and
      • Gombes Foundation laboratory, Laboratoire de la foundation Gombe’s located in the city center.

                          Oyo

      • Laboratory of the infectious and tropical pathologies research center of the general hospital (CREPIT) Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba.
  • The days and times for testing and test results are as follows
    • Testing (all sites): From Monday to Saturday, from 0800 to 1000.
  • Results will be available online at www.Insp-cg.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of the Republic of Congo approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in the Republic of Congo for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in the Republic of Congo? Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson (uni dose)
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • For further updated information , please contact the Public Health Emergency Center ( Centre des Opérations d’Urgences de Santé Publique ) couspcg@gmail.com  [note: French speaking only]
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • A mandatory rapid test (RT-PCR) is no longer required at the international airports upon arrival for all incoming passengers since March 1.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? NO
  • Passengers testing positive upon their arrival and those arriving from countries with a high variant concentration will be quarantined at their expense. (Note : List of countries subject to change)

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are still required in public and social distancing and hygiene requirements continue to be implemented.

Fines for Non-Compliance: 

  • Law enforcement units may fine or arrest people who are found non-compliant.

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