COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: 

  • The Central African Republic (CAR) has more than 3244 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • There are confirmed cases of local transmission.
  • On June 12, the CAR government mandated the wearing of masks in public places.
  • On March 18, the Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees in Bangui.
  • The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic.  For emergency American Citizens Services, please visit our website for additional information.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Anyone coming from a country with local-transmission of COVID-19 is banned from entering (exceptions: Central African citizens, diplomats, and NGOs)
  • Medical personnel are stationed at the country’s primary point of entry, Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport, taking infrared temperatures of arriving passengers along with reviewing coronavirus-specific questionnaires.
  • The airport is closed (except for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops).
  • There are no evacuation flights planned at this time. If you are a U.S. citizen and require assistance departing the country, please contact Embassy Bangui at BanguiConsular@state.gov.

Quarantine Information: 

  • There is currently one isolation ward with 14 beds at Bangui’s Amite Hospital for laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • Self-quarantine of 21 days is mandatory for any person entering CAR from a location with local transmission of COVID-19.
  • Quarantined individuals are banned from leaving their domicile.

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