On May 16, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo proposed a plan for progressive deconfinement, which entered into force on Monday, May 18. The declaration in French is attached to this alert.
The measures include:
- The nightly curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am is extended until May 31.
- Travel between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire is currently on hold, unless necessary. Travel between these two cities and the rest of the country is prohibited.
- Public transportation resumes in both Pointe Noire and Brazzaville.
- Mandatory use of protective masks in public places.
Congo security forces will patrol to ensure the new rules are followed. Borders remain closed, sporting events and gatherings of more than fifty people are banned, bars and restaurants remain closed until further notice.
The school grades of CM2, 3ieme and Terminale will reopen as of June 1st to allow for exam preparation. All other classes will resume in September.
We are considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in ROC. Please 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
+(242) 06 612 20 00 or +(242) 06 612 20 10
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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