Destination Information for Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country which can be difficult and dangerous to visit due to the unstable political situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advise against all travel here. Those who do choose to visit the country should be aware that the risk of violence and attacks is extremely high. There are illegal armed patrols and roadblocks in place throughout the Central African Republic, with rebel activities, hostage taking, bandits and other violence incidents an everyday occurrence.
Central African Republic is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel.
Medical care and treatment facilities are extremely limited. If you do venture to the Central African Republic you should ensure that you have good travel insurance in place which covers air evacuation, either for medical reasons or for your personal safety.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.
There is no British embassy in the Central African Republic. Please contact the FCO for advice.