The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for the Republic of the Congo at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
The Republic of the Congo is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as endemic for yellow fever. Yellow fever is a serious and potentially fatal disease preventable by vaccination. We strongly recommend that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever before travelling to the Republic of the Congo. Some airlines may require passengers to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate before being allowed to board flights out of the country. If in doubt, check with your airline. For more information about yellow fever, including Australian re-entry requirements, see the Department of Health website.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in the Republic of the Congo. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest High Commission. This is in Nigeria at:
Australian High Commission, Abuja
48 Aguiyi Ironsi Street
Telephone (234 9) 461 2780
Facsimile (234 9) 461 2782
All Australians travelling to the Republic of the Congo, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or online. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for the Republic of the Congo is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.