Congo Brazzaville Practical Information

Any traveller wishing to visit Congo-Brazzaville needs a passport valid for 6 months after the scheduled return date. Obtaining a visa before departure is mandatory to travel to the Republic of Congo, except for diplomatic passports. No visa is issued upon arrival in the country. Visa applicants should submit and pay for their visa application only online.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the local representation closest to your place of residence.


Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter in Congo-Brazzaville.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required.
However, it is highly recommended to travel with a local driver.

Jet lag

Congo Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ). The Republic of the Congo is in the West Africa Time Zone ( WAT ).


Congo Brazzaville uses the Central African Franc (CFA)
1 Euro (€) = 657,84 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 556,32 CFA

There are offices or banks where travellers can exchange money. In large cities, it is also possible to withdraw money from banks with international Visa credit cards.


230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.


The official language of Congo is French.
National languages are also present in the country:Kituba and Lingala.

Congo Brazzaville Gallery

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