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the Central African Republic Travel Restrictions

3.0 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
0.85% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 0.53% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Central African Republic.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Central African Republic for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Outgoing travel to the Central African RepublicTraveling from Canada to the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 24 hours before departing to the Central African Republic.

Exceptions

Travelers may be required to undertake a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and arrange a private test at Institut Pasteur, at their own expense. The private COVID-19 test cost CFA 36,500.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Central African Republic.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving from a location with local transmission of COVID-19 are subject to a 14-day self-isolation.


Return travelReturning to Canada from the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the Central African Republic must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Central African Republic will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Central African Republic

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter the Central African Republic but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

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