3 April 2017

DRC: FCO warns against travel to Kasai

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against travel to the province of Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Haut-Uele and Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to the FCO, the political and security situation in DRC remains uncertain ahead of elections due in December.

General public protests or demonstrations may be called with little or no notice and can turn violent quickly.

Travellers should avoid areas where demonstrations may take place.

In the event of serious unrest, commercial flights may be suspended, roads blocked and borders closed, making it difficult to leave the country.