Visa and entry requirements Republic of the Congo:
German citizens need a visa to enter the Republic of Congo. The visa is issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Congo in Berlin.
Visa costs: 110, - / 155, - Euro
Information from the Foreign Office on her Congo trip:
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo Brazzaville or 1991 Zaire, is a state in Central Africa with about 4,6 million inhabitants. The country is bordered on the west by Gabon, to the northwest by Cameroon, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the southwest by the Angolan exclave Cabinda and the Atlantic Ocean. The official language of Congo is French and the CFA franc BEAC is used as the means of payment, while 1, - Euro corresponds to 655, - XAF.
The Republic of the Congo is located on both sides of the equator and is bounded on the south and southeast by the Congo River. There is a tropical climate throughout the country and the land area consists of the coastal region, the wet savanna and a high plateau. Almost 62% of the land area is covered by tropical rainforest, while in the coastal region a mangrove vegetation prevails.
The population density of the state is very low and the majority of Congolese profess Christianity.
The largest cities in the country include Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, Loubomo, Nkayi, Ouesso, Madingou, Loandjili, Owando, Gamboma and Impfondo.
The economy of the Republic of Congo is still dominated today by the communist economy of shortage and high levels of corruption. The main source of revenue is the extraction and processing of oil, which accounts for about 75% of government revenues. In addition, the country has significant deposits of gold, diamonds, phosphate, bauxite, iron ore, potash, magnesium and copper ore, which have been used but little. The few agricultural exports are cocoa, sugar cane and coffee. Although almost half of the population work in agriculture, cooking bananas, manioc, peanuts, corn and yam are cultivated mainly for their own consumption.
The capital of the Republic of Congo is Brazzaville with almost two million inhabitants. Brazzaville is located on the Congo River, just across from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two cities are the densest capitals of the world, separated only by the river and connected by ferry.
Among the main attractions of Brazzaville are 106 meters as a landmark high tour Nabemba - symbol of power of the communist government, the Cathedral of Brazzaville, the National Museum, the Basilica of St. Anne, the Charles de Gaulle House, the theater of Congo, the promenade on the Congo River as well as the Grand Mosque.
In August 2018 I toured the Republic of Congo as the last country of my third big trip to Africa. After I had to cancel my planned trip there a year earlier due to a flight shift, it had finally worked this year. However, due to my delayed flight from Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airways, I first landed at 17 PM, instead of the planned 11 PM. Thus, unfortunately, little time left to explore the city properly.
Brazzaville is far more modern than its opposite Kinshasa. The city is much less chaotic and a lot more pleasant.
The capital's airport has just been reopened and is very modern. Conspicuous, however, are the extremely high taxi and hotel prices in Brazzaville.
Otherwise, the city has relatively few highlights to offer and there are truly nicer destinations in Africa.