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Central African Republic Travel Restrictions

4.99% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 4.99% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Central African Republic.

Outgoing travel to the Central African RepublicTravelling from New Zealand to the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 24 hours before departing to the Central African Republic.

Details and exceptions

Travelers may be required to undertake a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and arrange a private test at Institut Pasteur, at their own expense. The private COVID-19 test cost CFA 36,500.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Central African Republic.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving from a location with local transmission of COVID-19 are subject to a 14-day self-isolation.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Central African Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Central African Republic must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Central African Republic will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Central African Republic

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the Central African Republic.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Central African Republic without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Central African Republic.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 24 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in the Central African Republic is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Central African Republic are closed. Bars in the Central African Republic are closed.