Entry requirements

A visa is required to enter the Congo.

The multiple-entry tourist/business visa is granted for a stay of 15 or 90 days at the most.

Required Documents :

• A valid passport

• A completed and signed visa application form.

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• Travel documents (copy of a return plane ticket),

• Hotel bookings, a travel order signed by the relevant authority or an invitation letter and two passport-sized photos

The visa fees vary from 60 euros (for 15 days) to 99 euros (for 3 months).

Visitors who can’t go to the Consulate (1 rue Léonard de Vinci, 75016 Paris), may contact :

Centrale Visa Congo,
111 avenue Victor Hugo,
75784 Paris Cedex 16


Tél. 01 47 99 75 90

that will deal with the procedures.

Health requirements

Every traveller coming to the Congo must have their international vaccination certificates with them upon arrival. The yellow fever vaccination must be updated. It would be preferable to be immunized against yellow fever at least about ten days before leaving. The yellow fever vaccine lasts for ten years.

Main vaccination centers in Paris :

Centre médical de l’Institut Pasteur
209-211 rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris

Tél. 0 890 710 811

Centre de vaccination Internationale Air France
148, rue de l’Université
75007 Paris

Tél. 01 43 17 22 00

It is advised to update common vaccines (polio, tetanus and TB),
and to get immunized against hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and typhoid.

It is also advised to take anti-malaria treatment before leaving.

Currency

The currency is the CFA Franc (FCFA)

100 FCFA = 0,15 euros

1 euro = 656 FCFA

1 dollar ($) = 518.988 FCFA

Currency exchanges take place in all branches of commercial banks and in most of high standard hotels as well.
Visa Card- accepting cash machines are available in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
However, only a limited number of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets accept card payments.

Visitors can send or receive money from abroad through MoneyGram or Western Union which have branches in most Congolese towns.
Banks don’t convert the FCFA into foreign exchange and currency exports are capped at 250,000 FCFA.

Time zone

The local time is GMT + 1, like the Winter Time in France. In the Summertime, when it is 12.01 pm in Brazzaville,
is also 12.01 pm in London (BST) and 13.01 in Paris.



Languages

The official language is French.
Two lingua francas have been formally designated as national languages : Lingala, widely spoken in the North, and Munukutuba, common in the South.



Climate

There are two seasons throughout the year : the dry season and the rainy season.

The equator separates the country around Makoua ( North of Département de la Cuvette ). The seasons are reversed on both sides of this line. In the South of the equator, the dry season runs from May to mid-September.
In the North, it runs from October to May.

The average temperatures rarely go below 18° C.

Electricity


200
VOLTS

Getting to Brazzaville

Several airlines operate flights from Paris to the Republic of Congo.

EQUATORIAL CONGO AIRLINES (ECAIR)
www.flyecair.com


À Paris
62-63 Avenue Ledru-Rollin - 75012 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 78 77 78 77
ecair.france@aviareps.com

À Brazzaville
Rond Point de la Coupole
Tél. : 242 / 06 509 05 25
Aéroport Maya Maya
Tél. : 242 / 06 509 05 00



AIR FRANCE
www.airfrance.fr
www.airfrance.cg


À Paris
Tél. : 0820 320 820 (réservation)

À Brazzaville
Av. Amilcar Cabral
Tél : 242 / 22 281 27 19 / 05 531 21 51



ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
www.ethiopianairlines.com
www.flyethiopian.com


À Paris
60 av. des Champs Élysées - 75008
Tél. : 01 53 89 21 02 / 0 825 826 135
ethiopian-arilines.paris@wanadoo.fr

À Brazzaville
Av. Foch
Tél. : 242 / 22 281 07 61 / 66



ROYAL AIR MAROC
www.royalairmaroc.com


À Paris
Tél. : 01 44 94 13 40 ou 0 820 821 821 (réservation et information),

À Brazzaville
Tél. : 242 / 22 281 10 10 / 05 540 99 00 / 06 668 34 51 / 06 659 83 91

Where to stay in Brazzaville ?

A few addresses :

HIPPOCAMPE
12 air-conditioned rooms


Tél. : 06 668 60 68,
hotresthippocampe@yahoo.fr



LEDGER PLAZA MAYA MAYA
168 air-conditioned rooms, 3 diplomatic suites, 10 junior suites
www.laicohotels.com


Av. Auxence Ickonga, centre ville
Tél. : 05 666 95 95 / 96 96



LÉON HÔTEL
air-conditioned rooms and suites
www.leon-hotel-brazzaville.com


Av. du Colonel Bisset, centre-ville,
Tél. : 22 281 23 11 / 06 661 65 62



MARINA (RÉSIDENCE)
74 air-conditioned rooms, including 10 suites


Av. Charles Foucault, centre-ville,
Tél. : 22 281 48 48 / 06 655 85 55 / 56
reservation@marinacongo.com



MIKHAEL'S
94 air-conditioned rooms including 21 suites
mikhaelshotel.com


67 av. Nelson Mandela
Tél. : 05 366 66 60 / 04 283 54 62