Exercise increased caution in the Republic of the Congo due to crime and civil unrest.
Reconsider Travel To:
While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo.
Political demonstrations can be unpredictable and violent.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Brazzaville. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to the Pool Region because of ongoing violence. They must also obtain special permission to travel to Pointe Noire’s beaches due to crime.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information Page.
If you decide to travel to the Republic of the Congo:
The Southern and Western Districts of the Pool Region—Level 4: Do Not Travel
The December 2017 ceasefire in the Pool region is holding, but the potential for civil unrest exists. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Pool Region as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to and through the area.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.