When and Where to Go | Où et quand partir | Wohin und wann reisen | Dove e quando partire | Dónde y cuándo salir | Onde e quando partir


Africa > Democratic Republic of Congo: Covid-19 and Travel

Democratic Republic of Congo

Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 56 463

Active cases: 24 537

Recovered: 30 858

Deaths: 1 068

Vaccination count: 44 84

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-24

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
DRC authorities opened their international and internal borders on 15 August. DRC’s neighbouring countries may have border restrictions in place. If you are planning travel in the region, you should check the travel advice (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) for Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.

All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. Travellers aged 11 and above need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry to DRC and/or proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The test result date must be within the 72 hours prior to your arrival date. Children under the age of 11 are exempt. In addition, the Congolese Civil Aviation Authority has announced that all passengers, even those vaccinated, will be subjected to a PCR COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival. Passengers are therefore invited, prior to boarding in the country of departure, to register online at on the National Institute of Biomedical Research website to obtain a QR code to be presented on arrival at the sampling centre at the airport. Registration requires you to upload a photo of your passport and a copy of your ticket. The cost of the test is around US$45, payable online, or on arrival (in cash).Travellers aged 11 and above must also pay $45 USD for a mandatory test on arrival.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Mandatory quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-23.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
A curfew is in place from 18 December between 10pm and 4am. You should not be outside without justifiable reason (eg a medical emergency during these hours).

Wearing of facemasks is mandatory for anyone in public areas. This includes in public and private transport. The police will issue fines of 5000 Congolese Francs ($3) if masks are not worn.

DRC authorities have announced a gradual easing of public health measures:

-businesses, banks, restaurants and shops are re-opening in Kinshasa with social distancing measures in place.
-places of worship, stadiums and performance halls have reopened.
-schools, colleges and universities have reopened.
-social enterprises eg bars and nightclubs remain closed.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 20 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


Où et quand partir - When and Where to Go - Wohin und wann reisen - Dónde y cuándo salir - Dove e quando partire - Onde e quando partir