Here you will find important tips and useful information for Congo (Brazzaville).
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Equatorial CFA franc XAF
Currency exchange rate
XAF 100 = ~ CHF 0.21 ; CHF 1 = ~ XAF 476.19 (07/2020)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
US Dollars are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XAF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Passport still valid after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Tourists must show confirmation of hotel booking upon arrival.
Pointe-Noire, Avenue Charles de Gaulle
Tel. +242 222 943 707
6.30 - 11.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 15.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Car rental with driver recommended.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Sporadic fighting may break out between rebel groups and the military in the western part of the Pool department. It also affects the security situation in the eastern part of the Bouenza department. Travel to these areas is therefore not advised.
High crime rate.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
220 volt / adapter recommended
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