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Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo entry details and exceptions

Foreign citizens regardless of their vaccination status can travel to The Democratic Republic of Congo.


Outgoing travel to the Democratic Republic of the CongoTraveling from the United States to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 48 hours before departing to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Details and exceptions
Children under the age of 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.
Unvaccinated travelers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Documents
Must be completed by travelers aged 11 and above. It will be used to generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in The Democratic Republic of Congo.

Return travelReturning to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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