Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for CAR on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

International and UN missions flights are operating from Bangui M’Poko international airport.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in CAR.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19 while in CAR you will need to stay where you are to isolate. You must test negative before traveling. You may need to seek treatment where you are. The government does not provide any assistance for treatment, this would need to be covered by your insurance. This applies to all, including those under 18.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Accommodation

There are limited options for accommodation in Bangui.

Public places and services

A national curfew is in place. This curfew comes into effect at 10pm and ends at 5am. You should follow the government’s instructions and avoid travel around Bangui during these hours.

The following measures remain in place:

  • it is compulsory to wear face masks in public places;
  • no handshakes or kissing, instead use non-contact greetings for social interactions;
  • public spaces must have hand-washing stations;
  • places of worship and restaurants remain open;
  • staying in your house or accommodation is encouraged

Healthcare in CAR

The government of CAR has established a coronavirus hotline (French and Sango) – call 1212 if you have questions or to report possible exposure.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.

View Health for further details on healthcare in CAR.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in CAR

This page will be updated as information is available about how you can get a vaccination in Central African Republic. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Central African Republic, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact the British Embassy in Kinshasa via email: Kinshasa.Consular@fco.gov.uk

Sign up for travel advice email alerts and follow the British Embassy Kinshasa on Twitter and Facebook.