Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa) Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Democratic Republic Of Congo, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Democratic Republic Of Congo’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A sunset view in the Democratic Republic of Congo



If you are fascinated by the culture of Africa, you should not miss a chance to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo. A small haven of peace for tourists, the country will greet you with its breathtaking landscapes, diverse fauna and flora and historical and cultural heritage. Its immense savannahs, peaceful rivers, lakes and snowy peaks will entice nature lovers. For those seeking relaxation, the falls of La Lukaya offer a tranquil natural setting where you can swim and bask in the sun. The Congo Basin is home to wild forests, whilst the Virunga National Park offers the chance to see buffaloes, elephants, hippos and waterfowls.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa)

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa)

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication


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Medical Care in Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa)

The national health care system is incredibly limited in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Kinshasa, health facilities remain limited and are inadequate in other regions in the country. In order to receive good quality care, you should seek treatment from the Private Emergency Center of the CPU. Emergency rooms are well equipped at the Private Emergency Center. The country has yet to provide services for more serious illnesses, but rest assured that medical evacuation by air is possible at any moment if you are in a public or private hospital.

Drugs prove difficult to access, even in large city pharmacies. It is therefore important to keep a first aid kit with you at all times.

There are no centralized emergency numbers in Kinshasa.

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Is Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa) Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeHigh risk
KidnappingRisk present
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Road safetyRisk present;
Agressive drivers
Public transportationUnsafe;
Not recommended
Eastern/northeastern areas of DRCAVOID ALL TRAVEL
Kasaï provincesAVOID ALL TRAVEL
HealthPolio and Ebola warning

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa)?

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 Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa). Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa) 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 Embassy to Democratic Republic Of Congo (Kinshasa)
Street Address:
17, avenue Pumbu, Commune de Gombe,
Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)

Tel.: 243 996 021 500
Fax: 243 996 021 510 or 243 996 021 511

Email: [email protected]

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