Travel advice for Congo (Brazzaville).

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Congo (Brazzaville).

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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

Equatorial CFA franc XAF

Currency exchange rate

XAF 100 = ~ CHF 0.21 ; CHF 1 = ~ XAF 476.19 (07/2020)

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Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Capital

Brazzaville

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Pointe-Noire, Avenue Charles de Gaulle
Tel. +242 222 943 707

Opening hours

Banks

6.30 - 11.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 15.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's license required.

  • Car rental with driver recommended.

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

  • 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.

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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