Democratic Republic of Congo travel advice

on 19 January violent demonstrations outside parliament quickly spread to other areas of Kinshasa and shots were fired; be vigilant, monitor the situation closely and avoid the area around parliament in Kinshasa.

The airport in Kinshasa is open. In the event of escalating tensions and civil unrest commercial flights may be suspended and borders closed. Check with your airline before travelling.

You should remain vigilant, listen to local TV and radio broadcasts, and monitor the situation in your area closely. Avoid the area around the parliament in Kinshasa and stay away from gathering crowds. Protests may quickly turn violent without warning.

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