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Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Restrictions

0.11% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.11% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Outgoing travel to the Democratic Republic of the CongoTravelling from New Zealand to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Details and exceptions

Children under age of 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. Travelers aged 11 and above are required to complete a registration form and pay for a test at Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale(INRB) before arrival. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense. The cost of the required test is USD 45.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result, generally within 24 hours.

Documents
Registration Form

Must be completed by travelers aged 11 and above. It will be used to generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in The Democratic Republic of Congo.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are closed. Bars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are closed.