Dangerous and unpredictable security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The political opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is demanding that the incumbent president leave office when his term expires on December 19. The president is indicating that he does not intend to leave office and may use force to remain in power.

Advice For Travellers

The safety and security situation in the DRC is unstable and unpredictable. Protests are expected on December 19, and protests could turn violent. Security has been increased by the president. Some embassies have withdrawn non-essential staff. If you are in the country, consider leaving before the security situation deteriorates.

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