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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/14/20

Country-Specific Information:

  • The DRC is open for routine business with few restrictions. Airports, ports, and borders are open.  Masks are required in public spaces.  There are reports of police enforcing this requirement in Kinshasa.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
  • Domestic travelers are also required to present a negative COVID-19 test for travel between the provinces.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
  • Travelers entering the DRC, regardless of the origin of their travel, are not required to quarantine so long as they show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure from their point of origin.  The DRC Ministry of Health may monitor travelers upon arrival, request information, and order self-quarantine.  They may request travelers take an additional COVID-19 test after arrival.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • COVID-19 testing is available in DRC at the traveler’s expense.  The cost of a test at a public INRB is US$30 and is higher at private clinics.
  • INRB(Official DRC Institute), Email:, Address: Av. De la Democratie No 5345, Gombe, Kinshasa
  • Hospital Du Cinquantenaire(Official INRB testing site), Phone: +243 844 430 396, Address: Ave Deliberation, Commune Kasavubu, Kinshasa
  • HJ Hospital (Private hospital), Phone: +243 815 586 555, Email:, Address: 1ere rue Limete Industriel, 22309 Blvd Lumumba, Croisement TP, Limete, Kinshasa

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Masks are required in public, including on public transportation and at all airports.

Consular Operations:

  • Routine and emergency consular services, including passport and notary service, are available for U.S. citizens at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa.  Schedule an appointment through our ACS Appointment System. Contact for assistance.
  • Routine visa services are suspended.  Monitor our visa page for updated information.  If you believe you have an emergency need for a non-immigrant visa to travel to the United States, please make an appointment and request an emergency visa appointment. Further information and frequently asked questions are available on our appointment website.

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