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the Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Restrictions

0.04% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 0.03% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the CongoTraveling from Canada to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Exceptions

Children under age of 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. Travelers aged 11 and above are required to complete a registration form and pay for a test at Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale(INRB) before arrival. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense. The cost of the required test is USD 45.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for days upon entering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Documents
Registration Form

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 Canada 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) 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

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

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 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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