COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
Last updated: 04/26/2022

***   Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Republic of Congo has confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 14, 2020. As of April 12, there were 24 029 confirmed cases, 23 585 recoveries, 36 active cases and 385 confirmed deaths.
  • The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 20 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • Places of worship, schools, restaurants and bars are open.
  • Passengers arriving from countries with a high variant concentration will be quarantined at their expense.(Note : List of countries subject to change)

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 BrazzavilleACS@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.
  • 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.
    • 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 (in all sites): From Monday to Saturday, from 08 to 10

Results will be available online: 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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