Democratic Republic of Congo international travel advice

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo is part of Africa with main city at Kinshasa. Its Least Developed country with a population of 85M people. The main currency is Congolese Franc. The languages spoken are French, Lingala, Kongo, Swahili and Luba-Katanga. the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the formal name of Democratic Republic of Congo It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~24.20 °C   🌧 ~124.74 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 85M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We haven't changed our level of advice:  Reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to the volatile security situation and high risk of kidnapping. Higher levels apply in other parts of the country.

issued date: November 4, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

DR Congo uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French, Lingala, Kongo, Swahili and Luba-Katanga

Money

💱 Currencies Used

DR Congo uses the Congolese franc (symbol: Fr), code CDF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 francs and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centimes. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of null.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in DR Congo. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in DR Congo is on average 1.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in DR Congo is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,738.24 CDF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 0 telecoms: . DR Congo uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in DR Congo upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call DR Congo, dial +, then 243 (the country code for DR Congo), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within DR Congo, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: January 27, 2020