Business visa applicants must now submit a certificate of accommodation, which is a document that must be endorsed by two different government offices, instead of an invitation letter with their applications.
A referendum on changes to the constitution is due to take place across the Republic of Congo on Sunday 25 October. An opposition rally has been announced on 23 October on boulevard Alfred Raoul and you are advised to avoid the area. On Tuesday 20 October, a political rally in Brazzaville was met with a significant police and military deployment and violent clashes led to four deaths and several arrests being made. Further small scale unrest took place through the morning in Pointe Noire.