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the Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Restrictions

0,09% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0,09% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Outgoing travel to the Democratic Republic of the CongoTravelling from South Africa to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and 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 South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result, generally within 24 hours.

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 South Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are closed. Bars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are closed.