Congo destination information

All you need to know before visiting Congo

Congo summary

Congo is a medium sized country with around 5M Congo. Official language is French. Republic of the Congo uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Congo is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 209
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 202

ATMs in Congo are Rare. Internet speed in Republic of the Congo is on average 2.0 Mbps.

🏙️ Brazzaville
🗣️ French Lingala
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~134 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 342k km2 (132k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Republic of the Congo uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • French
  • Lingala


Currency 💱

100 XAF = 0.16 USD

Republic of the Congo uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Republic of the Congo. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Republic of the Congo uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Republic of the Congo upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Republic of the Congo, dial +, then 242 (the country code for Republic of the Congo), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Republic of the Congo, start with the area code. In the case above area code is - Geographic Fixed - .

international: + 242 - Geographic Fixed - 1234567
calling local: - Geographic Fixed - 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Republic of the Congo is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Republic of the Congo is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 25,962.56 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Airtel, Azur or MTN.


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Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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