Congo: Kinshasa: advisory

Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)

Risk level: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories)

Updated on 2016-09-26 15:58:49

Latest update: The Safety and security tab was updated – demonstrations:

Demonstrations related to the electoral process are occurring with increased frequency in Kinshasa and in other large cities. These demonstrations can be organised very suddenly and can result in acts of violence and attacks, including against international targets. On September 19 and 20, 2016, large-scale demonstrations resulted in violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Kinshasa and elsewhere in the country, which resulted in casualties. During large-scale demonstrations, the sole road to the N’Djili Airport in Kinshasa can be blocked and flight schedules can be disrupted. Avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings, and monitor local media. Register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to receive important messages from the embassy of Canada.