Central African Republic travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Central African Republic with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Central African Republic.

Central African Republic travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Central African Republic with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Central African Republic - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French, Sangho
Currency Central African CFA Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Central African Republic weather

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The Central African Republic weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Bangui.

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Central African Republic travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Central African Republic from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Central African Republic.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Central African Republic travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Central African Republic with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Central African Republic, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Central African Republic covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Central African Republic with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Central African Republic travel features

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Central African Republic FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Central African Republic including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Central African Republic due to Covid-19?

Central African Republic is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR or NAAT test results required for arrivals from the UK. All arrivals face a period of quarantine on entering the Central African Republic.

Check out Ministry of Health & Population for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Central African Republic?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Central African Republic. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between the Central African Republic and the UK?

The time difference between the Central African Republic and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in the Central African Republic?

The main languages spoken in the Central African Republic are French and Sangho.

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What is the currency in the Central African Republic?

The currency in the Central African Republic is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in the Central African Republic?

Central African Republic uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Central African Republic?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Central African Republic.

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Do you need a visa for the Central African Republic?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter the Central African Republic.

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