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Health Alert: Covid 19 – Government Extends State of Health Emergency Until October 17
September 28, 2020

The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until October 17 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Congolese air borders remain open for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. These measures may change without notice. Please check with your airline before traveling.

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. https://cg.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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

Starting on September 28, the curfew is pushed back from 20:00 to 23:00 until 05:00 in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. It is lifted for the rest of the country.

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 https://cg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

Actions to Take:

  • 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, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. · Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://cg.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/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 BrazzavilleACS@state.gov https://cg.usembassy.gov/

· State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Republic of Congo Country Information

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