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Central African Republic Travel Restrictions

7,36% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Central African Republic.

Outgoing travel to the Central African RepublicTravelling from South Africa to the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and 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 South Africa 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 South Africa from the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Central African Republic are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Central African Republic

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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