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Republic of Congo

Time Difference: EST + 5 hours   Current Time and Date in Republic of the Congo
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Travel Advisory: State Department Report Republic of the Congo
US Embassy in Republic of the Congo: brazzaville.usembassy.gov

The Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. The capital, Brazzaville, is located on the Congo River, in the south of the country, immediately across from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The southwest of the country is a coastal plain for which the primary drainage is the Kouilou-Niari River; the interior of the country consists of a central plateau between two basins to the south and north. Forests are under increasing exploitation pressure.

Health: CDC Republic of the Congo
What to pack
Weather: Republic of the Congo Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 242

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, if you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of Immunization (Yellow Fever)

Diplomatic Missions

Embassy of Republic of Congo in Washington, DC
Website of the Republic of Congo Embassy.
Embassy of Republic of Congo in UK
Website of the Republic of Congo Embassy.


Rainy Season: March to June Average High Temperature of 83°F –Average Low of 68°F 
Dry Season: June to October Average High Temperature of 87°F–Average Low of 71°F
Language: French is the Official language but English is widely spoken.

Places of Interest

Sangha Trinational
Situated in the north-western Congo Basin, where Cameroon, Central African Republic and Congo meet, the site encompasses three contiguous national parks totalling around 750,000 ha. Much of the site is unaffected by human activity and features a wide range of humid tropical forest ecosystems with rich flora and fauna, including Nile crocodiles and goliath tigerfish, a large predator. Forest clearings support herbaceous species and Sangha is home to considerable populations of forest elephants, critically endangered western lowland gorilla, and endangered chimpanzee. The site’s environment has preserved the continuation of ecological and evolutionary processes on a huge scale and great biodiversity, including many endangered animal species.


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