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Last Updated: 25 July 2000
Still Current at: 06 January 2001

We advise against holiday and other non-essential travel to Brazzaville and Pointe Noire and against all travel to other parts of the Republic of the Congo.

Brazzaville is currently calm following the 1998/99 civil war. Life is slowly returning to some degree of normality. But the security in the country is uncertain, and remains volatile in isolated areas. Pointe Noire appears stable.

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in the Republic of Congo. The British Honorary Consul in Brazzaville, Mr Dominique Picard, (tel: +242 88 44904) can only offer a limited service.

The British Embassy, Kinshasa, is accredited to The Republic of the Congo; their contact details are: British Embassy, Avenue du Roi Baudoin (ex Avenue Lemera) Gombe, Kinshasa; (tel: +243 88 46102, +871 144 7752 (satellite); or fax: +871 144 7753 (satellite); e-mail:

British Diplomatic Missions in Congo: contact details

For medical and inoculations advice, contact your GP. The Department of Health's Health Advice for Travellers website provides travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK. The site advises on health risks around the world and how to avoid them, a country-by-country immunisation checklist and how to obtain medical treatment abroad.
Visa information is available from the relevant Embassy/Consulate in London.
FCO Travel Advice is also displayed on BBC2 CEEFAX (see p470 for details). NB: While every care has been taken in preparing these notes, neither Her Majesty's Government nor any member of the British Consular Staff abroad can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.

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