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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  09/01/20 Country-Specific Information: The government of the DRC relaxed the health-related State of Emergency that was put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Shops, banks, restaurants, bars, and public transport reopened July 22.  Schools, universities, and places of worship are allowed to reopen.  Airports, ports, borders and places of ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Embassy of Rwanda (3642 Blvd Du 30 Juin) near intersection of Ave Lukusa and Ave Kolwezi, Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: There is an ongoing demonstration near the Rwandan Embassy.  Police are responding and there are reports of tear gas used.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area, ...
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Democratic Republic of the Congo – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Department of State adjusted the Travel Advisory for the DRC from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) on August 24, 2020. Read the updated Travel Advisory below and at Travel.State.Gov . Reconsider travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19, crime, and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. ...
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