Visa and Immigration Procedures to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Passengers from Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe can stay in the DRC without a visa for a period of 90 days. Travelers from Kenya, Mauritius, and Tanzania are granted a visa upon arrival in the DRC. All other visitors must obtain visas in advance at a DRC consulate. Return tickets or onward tickets are prerequisites for receiving a visa to the DRC.
Things/Items Allowed into Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Passengers with a return or outbound ticket to the DRC are permitted to bring in 100 individual cigarettes, 50 cigars, 50 grams of tobacco and 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Things/Items Forbidden into Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
・Arms and Ammunition
Voice of Travelers to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Return ticket to the DRC aboard Air Maroc
I took a short trip to the DRC from Morocco last year. I booked a ticket online through a ticket portal. It was a return ticket, bringing us to Morocco-DRC-Morocco with Air Maroc airlines. I really liked the optional service which was included in the ticket, that being an SMS reminder in case of a flight delay. The flight to the DRC was indeed delayed for five hours, and Air Maroc notified me ahead of time, so I could wait at home instead of at the airport. Once I boarded the plane to the DRC, I saw that the interior of the plane was not the newest, and there was virtually no food offered. However, it was quite a cheap ticket, so I didn't mind.
Transiting in the DRC with an onward ticket
I traveled with an onward ticket from Algeria through the DRC to Kenya. The ticket was purchased via Air Algerie. The onward ticket was expensive, but I really wanted to see the DRC on my way to Kenya, so I bought this ticket instead of a regular direct ticket to Kinshasa. Air Algerie offered great service, and good food onboard was included in the price of the airfare ticket. I loved the DRC. I spent most of my three days in the DRC's capital. With a direct ticket to Kenya, this would not have been possible. The DRC has great culture. I am not disappointed that I didn't buy a direct ticket to Kenya, because with such a ticket I would have missed discovering the DRC.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What kind of transport is the best in the DRC's capital, Kinshasa?
A. Kinshasa is a huge city with eleven million inhabitants, the biggest in the DRC and one of the biggest in Africa. Traveling around the city may be a challenge. While taxis may be easy to find, they are also the most expensive transportation option. Using public transportation is much cheaper. Kinshasa has a great bus system called STUC, which is the most reliable and efficient in the DRC. Together with several other bus companies, it covers the whole city very efficiently.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to N'djili International Airport ・Brussels Airport
・Charles de Gaulle Airport
・Casablanca International Airport
Flight Routes to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
There are direct links to the DRC from the European continent. Flights from France and Belgium are available on a regular basis. The DRC also operates its own airlines, Congo Airways, and Camair-co, which have both regional as well as domestic destinations. The main gateway to the DRC is the Kinshasa-N'djili Airport.