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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel from United States to Bukavu.
View current Democratic Republic of the Congo travel restrictions

When is the best time to fly to Bukavu?

How long does it take to fly to Bukavu?

If you’re interested in finding Bukavu flight deals, you can depart from cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York. Flights from Chicago to Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo often take between 20 and 25 hours, while those originating in Los Angeles might last around 34 hours in total. If you’ll be departing from New York, you can expect your trip to take approximately 32 hours.

Where can you fly directly into Bukavu from?

Currently, there are no airports in the United States that service nonstop flights to Kavumu Airport, Bukavu. When traveling here, you’ll normally have between one and four layovers. Flights leaving from Chicago O’Hare International Airport may stop in cities such as Addis Ababa, Frankfurt, or Zurich, while those departing from Los Angeles International Airport often have layovers in Amsterdam or Dubai. If your departure airport is John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, it’s possible to have a layover in Amsterdam or Kigali.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Bukavu?

    Those flying to Bukavu could potentially find better pricing at Goma Airport (63 mi from Bukavu city center) depending on the month and departure airport.


Can I fly to Bukavu Kamenbe from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Bukavu Kamenbe

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Bukavu Kamenbe.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Bukavu Kamenbe.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Bukavu Kamenbe.

Documents
Registration Form - Must be completed by travelers aged 11 and above. It will be used to generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in The Democratic Republic of Congo.


Can I fly back to United States from Bukavu Kamenbe?

Returning to United States from Bukavu Kamenbe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Bukavu Kamenbe must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Bukavu Kamenbe are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Bukavu at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Airports near Bukavu

Below you will find all the airports in Bukavu along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from Bukavu airport?

An easy way to go from Kavumu Airport to the city center of Bukavu is by driving, which will normally take you around one hour total if there is no traffic or bad weather. You can normally find local taxis that are stationed outside of the Arrivals Terminal. Ridesharing services cannot be used in the area, and there are no car rental companies that have offices at the airport. Keep in mind that public transportation is also not an option for this journey.


Visa requirements for visiting Bukavu

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Bukavu?

To visit Bukavu or any other location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States citizens are required to have a valid visa. You cannot receive this visa after arriving in the country, so make sure to obtain it from a local consulate or embassy before your scheduled departure. The length of your visa will depend on how long you intend on traveling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the discretion of the embassy or consulate that you receive it from. You must also have a valid passport that remains valid for at least an additional six months after you arrive in the country. There must be at least one blank page in your passport for you to receive your stamp from immigration. Keep in mind that you may also be required to have a vaccination before your departure, such as for yellow fever.


Best things to do and see in Bukavu

What can you see and do in Bukavu?

A trip to Bukavu wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga, a national park that is known for being the home of much of the region’s wildlife, including gorillas, and for having a few different scenic hiking trails. For a unique experience, you can dine at the Orchids Safari Club Restaurant, which serves regional delicacies and overlooks a lake that offers impressive bird watching. Spend some time in nature by going to Idjwi Island, which is one of the largest lake-islands in Africa and has a rich local culture. You can also learn more about the area by heading to the popular Museum of Environment.


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