Traveling to Africa
This page contains information on the visa for the countries served by Morning Star Center in Africa. This information is valid for anyone who will be travelling from the United States to those countries.
Facts for a Visa to DR Congo
Q: When and how do I obtain a visa to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo?
A: The visa MUST be obtained prior to the arrival in DR Congo from the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo located in Washington DC. For more information about the visa, please visit www.ambardcusa.org or call (202) 234-7690. Please note that Morning Star Center will assist travelers in obtaining a visa. One of the requirements to obtain a visa is to have a letter of invitation from our host that must include each traveler’s full name as it appears on the passport as well as the passport number and passport expiration date. Please make sure that you have a current passport with at least 6 month’s validity and at least 2 blank visa pages. If you do not have a valid passport or enough blank pages, please visit www.travel.state.gov for more information. Please also contact Sheri to discuss how to proceed with obtaining a visa. Once the invitation letter is received, we will ask that you send us your passports as well as two completed visa applications so we can send them as a group with the invitation letter to the Embassy. We will notify you with more information at the appropriate time. If you are interested in traveling to DR Congo, please email Sheri Kabeya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What are the required vaccinations that I need in order to travel to DR Congo?
A: The only required vaccination to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo is yellow fever. Information about yellow fever vaccination clinics in the U.S. may be found at http://www2.ncid.cdc.gov/travel/yellowfever/. You are also encouraged to speak with a local travel clinic about any other recommended vaccinations. You may also choose to visit the Center of Disease Control’s website (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx) to learn more about specific health concerns in the area, such as malaria and typhoid.
Q: What is the average price for a two week mission and humanitarian trip to DR Congo?
A: Including international airfare and costs while in country, the average prices is approximately $2200-2500 per person.
For more information about the 2013 mission and humanitarian trip to DR Congo, please click on the link below to access the information packet:
Facts for a Visa to South Africa