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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Central African Republic Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Central African Republic

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Local Situation: 4.9 / 5

It is not safe to travel Central African Republic. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Central African Republic shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Central African Republic), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sudan (4.3), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Chad (3.6), Cameroon with 2.3 and Republic of the Congo with 2.2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Central African Republic from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to the Central African Republic against all but essential travel to the central area of the Capital city of Bangui (between the airport and Oubangui river), and against all travel to the rest of Bangui and the rest of the country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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We've reviewed our travel advice to include information on civil unrest and political tension. The level has not changed. Do not travel to the Central African Republic.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/central/Pages/central_african_republic.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common. Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/central-african-republic-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Zentralafrikanische Republik: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/zentralafrikanischerepubliksicherheit/226450

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Zentralafrikanische Republik.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/zentralafrikanische-republik/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/central-african-republic

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to the unstable security situation, activities of armed rebel groups and the high level of violent crime. New Zealanders currently in CAR are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so. New Zealanders who remain in CAR against our advice should avoid any unnecessary travel, keep a low profile, maintain ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/central-african-republic

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Avoid travel completely

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/central-african-republic/

About Central African Republic

Central African Republic with its capital Bangui is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly smaller than Texas (622,984 km²). The country is located Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers. The landscape is vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest. With a population of about 4.43 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bangui
Population about 4.43 million
Size 622.984 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Texas
Common languages fr-CF,ln,kg
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +236
Internet Top Level Domain .cf
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CF
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CAF
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 140

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Central African Republic is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • poaching has diminished the country's reputation as one of the last great wildlife refuges
  • tap water is not potable

Natural hazzards

  • floods are common
  • hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds affect northern areas

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Central African Republic. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brewing
  2. diamond mining
  3. gold
  4. logging
  5. sugar refining

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. manioc
  7. millet
  8. tapioca
  9. timber
  10. tobacco

Central African Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Central African Republic.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. diamonds
  4. timber

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. electrical equipment
  3. food
  4. machinery
  5. motor vehicles
  6. petroleum products
  7. pharmaceuticals
  8. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Central African Republic?

Central African Republic is currently rated at 4,9 out of a possible 5.0. It is not safe to travel Central African Republic.

So ... is it safe to travel Central African Republic?

With these high scores you should avoid all kind of travel to Central African Republic and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many advisories do you know for Central African Republic?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 9 active advisories for Central African Republic.