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Not to be confused with its Democratic counterpart, the Republic of the Congo borders the country of Gabon to the east and shares coastline with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Brazzaville is a burgeoning metropolis in the southern region of the country. From its architecture, vibrant nightlife and fine dining options, the capital provides a nice stop-over between activities.
The majority of the country is covered in dense and lush rainforests. Travelers can visit any one of the five reserves and national parks spread throughout the country and encounter exotic flora and fauna.
Whether travelers wish to spend their time in the larger urban cities, or hiking through the dispersed national parks, the Republic of Congo offers an experience rich in natural charm.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Republic of the Congo. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Republic of the Congo: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
There is a risk of contracting malaria in the Congo. Antimalarials are recommended for all travelers to the region.
There is medical care in larger Congolese cities and towns, but the extent of treatment is limited. For those staying in rural areas, there may be a need to travel far for medical attention. In cases of more serious medical emergencies it may be necessary to be transported to Western Europe.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
The Republic of the Congo has been known to have cholera cases. Travelers are advised to receive a cholera vaccine before visiting the country.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
A visa is required for travel to the Republic of the Congo and must be obtained before arrival.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also required for entry to the Republic of the Congo.
For more information, see our Republic of the Congo visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The Republic of the Congo tends to have a tropical climate. From June to October, the climate tends to be hot and dry, while the rainy season comes March through June. The recommended time to visit the Congo is June through September, when it’s drier.
Exercise caution during times of political turmoil. Travelers should avoid any type of political demonstration.
Keep your bags and belongings close to your body, and avoid traveling at night. Petty theft like purse snatching and pickpocketing are common, especially in tourist areas.
Driving throughout the country is also risky since it is common for traffic laws to not be followed. It is best to avoid any sort of travel at night. If traveling by taxi, make sure to hail only those authorized by the government. These can be indentified by their colors (green and white in Brazzaville, and blue and white in Pointe-Noire).
The U.S. government has many more safety travel tips for visiting the Republic of Congo, if needed.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Republic of the Congo:
All Americans visiting the Republic of the Congo should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Republic of the Congo, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Brazzaville
70-83 Section D
Telephone: (242) 06 612-2000
Visit the U.S. Embassy in Republic of the Congo prior to your departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
The U.S. Department of State also operates a 24 hour Emergency Operations Center. The collect call number to reach the center while abroad is +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444.
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