Commercial flights to and from DRC are in operation but last minute delays and / or cancellations are possible.
Entry to DRC: 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 for Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.
Testing/screening on arrival: All travellers entering DRC are subject to screening, including temperature checks. You are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your arrival date.
Quarantine requirements: If you’re suspected of having coronavirus, you’ll be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days. All others entering DRC are subject to 14-day isolation in government nominated facilities.
Data collection: There are currently no track and trace requirements for arrivals.
Testing on departure: You must provide proof of a negative test for coronavirus upon departure. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your departure date and be provided by either Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) or a medical facility approved by them. You may be subjecting to screening, including temperature checks, when leaving DRC.
Travel in DRC: Travellers moving from one province to another must present a negative coronavirus test result. The test result date must fall within 3 days before the date you intend to leave the province. Restrictions have been placed on the number of people per vehicle for public transport. Wearing face / masks is mandatory in Kinshasa for anyone in public areas. The police will issue fines of 5000 Congolese Francs ($3) if masks are not worn. Local COVID-19 measures have been announced and altered at little notice in areas outside of Kinshasa. You should monitor local media for the latest developments
Accommodation: Hotels remain open. You should keep up to date with information from your tour operator.
Public Places and Services: 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 such as bars and nightclubs remain closed.
Public health measures can change at short notice and you should monitor local media for the latest developments.
Other public measures outside of Kinshasa: Wearing facemasks is mandatory in South Kivu. Self-isolation for people at risk (over 60 or with existing health issues) is mandatory in South Kivu.
Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.
If you’re suspected of having coronavirus, you’ll be placed into quarantine, likely in local health centres, for up to 14 days. All others entering DRC are subject to 14-day isolation in government nominated facilities.
COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
You are required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test upon entry. The test result date must fall within 3 days before your arrival date.