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  3. Terrorism
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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • the Boko, Kindamba, Kinkala, Mayama and Mindouli districts of Pool region
  • the Mouyondzi district of Bouenza region
  • within 50km of the border with the Central African Republic in Likouala region

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • Brazzaville region, except for the city of Brazzaville
  • the Ngabe district of Pool region

Previous periods of unrest have seen an increased police and military presence in Brazzaville. You should maintain a high level of security awareness, avoid political protests and avoid travel after dark.

Consular support is limited in the Republic of Congo as there is no British Embassy. However, the British Embassy Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo can provide limited remote consular support to British nationals. In an emergency, British nationals should contact the British Embassy Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the Republic of Congo, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

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Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Republic of the Congo
Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)
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XAF
Dialling Code: 242
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 101,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
French (official language) 84%


Capital City(s):
Brazzaville (also largest city)
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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