Congo (Dem. Rep.) Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
- 100 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1/2 lb. of tobacco;
- 1 bottle of alcoholic liquor;
- a reasonable amount of perfume for personal use;
- cameras if temporarily imported by tourists. Radios, tape recorders, record players and gifts are subject to duty. An import license is required for arms and ammunition.

Export regulations:

Export of ivory is only authorized for polished items and is subject to duty.

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Veterinarian health certificate stating that the animals are free from ticks and have not been exposed to contagious diseases. Cats and dogs need an additional rabies certificate stating that they have been vaccinated against rabies over 1 month but less than 12 months before departure if an inactivated or Kelev vaccine has been used or 36 months before departure if an avianized (Flury) has been used. This last certificate must be issued not more than 15 days before departure. Veterinary inspection on arrival. Normal fee will be levied. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Congo (Dem. Rep.), if it is an international airport.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside Congo (Dem. Rep.), if the passenger is in direct transit.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Franc Congolais - CDF): amounts up to USD 10,000.-, or equivalent in CDF are allowed.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Franc Congolais - CDF): prohibited.
Foreign currency: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

Airport Departure Tax of USD 55.- is levied on all departing passengers.

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