Congo-Kinshasa travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Congo-Kinshasa with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Congo-Kinshasa.

Congo-Kinshasa travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Congo-Kinshasa 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.

Congo-Kinshasa - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 to +2 hours
Language(s) French
Currency Congolese Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Congo-Kinshasa?

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Congo-Kinshasa weather

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Congo-Kinshasa travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Congo-Kinshasa 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 Congo-Kinshasa.

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

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Congo-Kinshasa travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Congo-Kinshasa 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 Congo-Kinshasa, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Congo-Kinshasa covid live updates

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

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Congo-Kinshasa FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to Congo-Kinshasa due to Covid-19?

Congo-Kinshasa is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK. Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for unvaccinated travellers.

Check out Ministry of Health, Congo-Kinshasa for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Congo-Kinshasa?

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

What is the time difference between Congo-Kinshasa and the UK?

The time difference between Congo-Kinshasa and the UK is UK time+1 to UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Congo-Kinshasa?

The main language spoken in Congo-Kinshasa is French.

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What is the currency in Congo-Kinshasa?

The currency in Congo-Kinshasa is the Congolese Franc (CDF).

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Which plugs are used in Congo-Kinshasa?

Congo-Kinshasa uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Congo-Kinshasa?

They drive on the right side of the road in Congo-Kinshasa.

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Do you need a visa for Congo-Kinshasa?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Congo-Kinshasa.

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