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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Republic of the Congo is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Republic of the Congo is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.0 / 5

Republic of the Congo shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Republic of the Congo), the Advisory Index is 3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Central African Republic (5), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Cameroon (2.5), Gabon with 2.3 and Angola with 2 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Republic of the Congo

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Republic of the Congo.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Republic of the Congo from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in the Republic of the Congo due to crime and civil unrest. Reconsider Travel To: The southern and western districts of the Pool Region due to potential civil unrest.   While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo. Political demonstrations can be unpredictable ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/republic-of-the-congo-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/congo-brazzaville

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel to Likouala department within 50 kilometres of the border with the Central African Republic due to the uncertain security situation, high levels of crime and the large presence of displaced people.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/republic-congo

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Republic of the Congo

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Republic of the Congo. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Republic of the Congo changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Republic of the Congo with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Republic of the Congo with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Republic of the Congo with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Republic of the Congo with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from August 31st 2019

The total rating for Republic of the Congo changed from 0.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Republic of the Congo to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

About Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo with its capital Brazzaville is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly smaller than Montana (342,000 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy season (March to June); dry season (June to October); persistent high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the Equator. The landscape is coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin. With a population of about 3.04 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Brazzaville
Population about 3.04 million
Size 342.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Montana
Common languages French, Kongo, Lingala
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +242
Internet Top Level Domain .cg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 COG
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 178

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Republic of the Congo 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

  • air pollution from vehicle emissions
  • deforestation
  • tap water is not potable
  • water pollution from raw sewage

Natural hazzards

  • seasonal flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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

Industries

  1. brewing
  2. cement
  3. cigarettes
  4. flour
  5. lumber
  6. palm oil
  7. petroleum extraction
  8. soap
  9. sugar

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. forest products
  6. manioc
  7. peanuts
  8. rice
  9. sugar
  10. tapioca

Congolese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Republic of the Congo.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. diamonds
  4. lumber
  5. petroleum
  6. plywood
  7. sugar

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. construction materials
  3. foodstuffs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Republic of the Congo?

Republic of the Congo is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Republic of the Congo is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Republic of the Congo in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Republic of the Congo.

How many travel advisories do you know for Republic of the Congo?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Republic of the Congo.

What is the size of Republic of the Congo?

Republic of the Congo has a size of 342,000 km² or 132,047 mi² which is slightly smaller than Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.