Cigna International Health Insurance

Congo Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Oct 07, 2016

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing instability and sporadic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The potential for civil unrest remains high in Kinshasa and other major cities. In addition armed groups, bandits, and some elements of the Congolese armed forces continue to engage in murder, kidnapping, and robbery in a number of areas of eastern DRC. Very poor transportation infrastructure throughout the country and poor security conditions make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide consular services anywhere outside of Kinshasa. As of October 7, the Department of State ended the ordered departure of family members of U.S. government personnel, permitting family members to return to Kinshasa. This replaces the Travel Warning dated September 29, 2016.

On September 19 and 20, violent clashes over the election process erupted between security forces and demonstrators, resulting in the loss of life and the destruction of property. The potential for additional civil unrest remains high and the security situation in major cities is unpredictable.

In addition, armed groups, bandits, and some elements of the Congolese armed forces continue to operate in:

- North Kivu

- South Kivu

- Bas-Uele

- Haut-Uele

- Ituri

- Tanganyika

- Haut-Lomami

These groups kill, rape, kidnap, pillage, steal vehicles, and carry out military or paramilitary operations in which civilians can be indiscriminately targeted. Kidnapping for ransom is common, particularly in areas north and west of Goma, North Kivu. Congolese military and United Nations forces continue to operate throughout North and South Kivu and near the DRC’s borders with the Central African Republic and the Republic of South Sudan, particularly in and around Garamba National Park. Travelers in the region may encounter troop movements, armored vehicles and attack helicopters.

Travelers are frequently detained and questioned by poorly trained security forces at official and unofficial roadblocks and border crossings throughout the country, especially near government buildings and installations in Kinshasa. Be cautious when stopped by security forces. Requests for bribes are extremely common, and security forces have occasionally injured or killed people who refuse to pay. In the past year, several U.S. citizens have been illegally detained by government forces or robbed of their valuables while being searched.

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv_rd.cfm
Time Stamp 03-Jun-20 07:24 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 172.69.62.46
Host Name 172.69.62.46


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
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29 ms 29 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
17 ms 17 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
16 ms 16 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
16 ms 16 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
9 ms 9 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
6 ms 6 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
3 ms 3 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 0 ms 3 /home/www/html/boolsearch.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/constants.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottomnav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/datasources.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
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53 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
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GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=3ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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UpdateImpressions (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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getcities (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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	SELECT *
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gettentips (Datasource=expert, Time=5ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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checkhealthintro (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
	Select hcsectionintro
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contentcount (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
	Select *
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gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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gettopbanner (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
SELECT *
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getclass (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 19:24:56.056
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