COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 09/08/20

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Republic of Congo has confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 14, 2020. As of September 25, there were 5,089 confirmed cases, 3,995 recoveries and 89 confirmed deaths (number revised).
  • The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until October 17 to limit the spread of COVID-19 and relaxed the curfew in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire from 23:00 until 05:00.
  • 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.
  • Land and river borders remain closed.
  • Places of worship, restaurants and bars are open.

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

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • From 20:00 until 05:00 in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. From 22:00 until 05:00 in the rest of the country. Law enforcement units may fine or arrest people who are found non-compliant.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All international passengers are required to self-quarantine for two weeks in their residence or hotel for 14 day upon arrival. Passengers in transit will be quarantined at their expense at designated facilities until they resume their travels

COVID-19 Testing:

  • 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.

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.

Consular Operations:

  • Routine consular services at the U.S. Embassy remain suspended until further notice.  If you require an urgent U.S. citizen consular service, such as a passport, please contact BrazzavilleACS@state.gov for assistance.
  • Routine visa services remain suspended. Please monitor our website.

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