Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Required by ALL passport holders

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Franc Congolaise (CDF)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A &B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningitis


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

Federation Automobile De La Repablique Democratique Du Congo
BP 829
TEL: +24381 700 57 39
FAX: +24381 556 00 25

consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00243)
  • Embassy DRC
  • +27 (012) 344-6476
  • SA Representative
  • +243 81 700 5414 / 8685

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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