Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.
Exercise increased caution in the Republic of the Congo due to crime.
Country Summary: While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Brazzaville. U.S. government employees must use two vehicles to travel to the Pool region. They are also restricted to beaches adjacent to their hotels in Pointe Noire due to crime.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Republic of Congo.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Republic of Congo has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to the Republic of the Congo:
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
Use caution when walking or driving at night. Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable). Keep original documents in a secure location.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the Country Security Report for the Republic of the Congo.
Have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.