Travel advice for Congo Dem. Rep..

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Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Congo franc CDF

Currency exchange rate

CDF 10'000 = ~ CHF 4.70 ; CHF 1 = ~ CDF 2.07 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals

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Practical Information:

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 11.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time (in the West)
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time (in the East)

National language

Official language

French

Capital

Kinshasa

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Kinshasa, 654 Blvd. Colonel Tshatshi, Commune de Gombe
Tel. +243 89 89 46 800 / +243 89 89 46 801

Health situation
  • 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.

Other information

Security

Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Special legal regulations

Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

Security

Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

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Important

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