The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Likouala province due to a large influx of displaced people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). UNHCR estimates around 110,000 refugees are currently in Likouala province.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the Pool region. See Local travel.

There were reports of fighting and sporadic gunfire in Brazzaville on 16 December. This is believed to have been an isolated incident as a result of resistance during a military arrest.

There is no British Embassy in the Republic of Congo and the level of consular assistance the FCO can offer to British nationals is limited. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Honorary Consul in Brazzaville, Mr Dominique Picard (telephone: +242 06647323 or 055513 251) or the British Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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