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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa, known for its vast rainforests, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture. Tourists can explore the country's natural wonders, including the Virunga National Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas, and the Congo River, the second-longest river in Africa. The country also offers a rich history, with ancient rock art and colonial architecture to discover. However, travelers should be aware of safety concerns and political instability in certain areas of the country. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator and stay up to date on current events before planning a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting Democratic Republic of the Congo. This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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