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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  04/21/21 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: Please be aware that there are reports of protests and gunshots in Kinshasa today in the area around the Martyrs Stadium.  The National Police have responded with tear gas and warning shots. Actions to Take: If you are in Kinshasa, limit your movements. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Be ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Lingwala and Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: A demonstration is planned in the morning today (May 3) starting at the Huileries roundabout in the commune of Lingwala and moving to the Prime Minister’s office on Avenue Roi Baudoin in Gombe.  Increased traffic and police presence are likely. Actions to Take: ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Masina Commune, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: Protests are planned for Saturday morning (April 24) at Place Pascal in the commune of Masina.  There is police presence in the area.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Be aware of the potential ...
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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: COVID-19 vaccine available at Kinshasa locations in the DRC. The DRC launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on April 19.  Vaccinations are currently prioritized for the following groups: (1) Health professionals and frontline social workers; (2) Persons suffering comorbidities (chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes); (3) Persons aged 55 ...
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