Central African Republic Travel Vaccines and Advice
Land of adventure, the Central African Republic will seduce those who want to spend a good time with their loved ones. Its natural diversity will allow you to enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking. Its streams and waterfalls are great to practice water-related activities. Its wild forests are filled with wild animals, and its natural landscapes are of an incredible beauty that you will never get tired of admiring. All of this is for the delight of tourists who love nature and are curious. Change the scenery by taking a tour of Bangui, a city rich in important historical sites. In this historic center, it is not unusual to find a good traditional restaurant which you should not hesitate to enter. You can order a variety of typical dishes such as python meat, crocodile meat or even monkey meat.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Central African Republic
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Current Weather in Central African Republic
Medical Care in the Central African Republic
The medical system is still unreliable in the Central African Republic. The city center only offers 3 hospitals, and these are poorly equipped with insufficient sanitary conditions. In remote regions, medical services are even more difficult to find. For this reason, medical emergencies will involve medical evacuation to a country with a better quality of care with facilities that meet international standards.
In order to enjoy your stay in the Central African Republic, bring a first aid kit and any prescribed medications with you because pharmacies are scarce and accessing pharmaceuticals remains very difficult.
You can dial 114 for medical assistance.
Is Central African Republic Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Banguin||High risks; Click the link below for precautions|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Avoid any road outside Bangui|
|Health||Zika virus and Polio warning as well as Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Risk level||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Central African Republic?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter the Central African Republic. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.
Proof of immunization against yellow fever is also required.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Central African Republic information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Central African Republic (BANGUI)
Cabinet ARC, Bangui,
Central African Republic
Tel.: 236 70 50 22 39 or 236 75 50 22 39
Fax: 236 21 61 18 39
Canadian High Commission to Cameroon (YAOUNDE)
Les Colonnades building,
Bastos, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Tel.: (237) 222-50-39-00
Fax: (237) 222-50-39-04
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Cameroon.