The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for the Republic of Congo at this time.
Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.
Consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Get vaccinated before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.
The Republic of Congo is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as endemic for yellow fever. Yellow fever is a serious and potentially fatal disease preventable by vaccination. We strongly recommend that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever before travelling to the Republic of Congo. Some airlines may require passengers to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate before being allowed to board flights out of the country. If in doubt, check with your airline. For more information about yellow fever, including Australian re-entry requirements, see the Department of Health website.
Where to get help
Depending on what you need, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.
Read the Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.
Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in the Republic of Congo. For consular assistance, contact the Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe.
Australian Embassy, Harare
1 Green Close
Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263 4 853 235 55
Fax: +263 4 870 566
See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
If you're unable to contact the Embassy in a consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
If the situation changes and a travel advice for the Republic of Congo is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our email subscription service.
Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.