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Central African Republic Shopping, Embassy and Communication




Official language is French; Sangho is the lingua franca and national language. Ubangi languages ​​and Fulani serve as colloquial languages.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

08/13/2022 Independence Day

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/01/2022 National holiday

12/25/2022 Christmas

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into the Central African Republic (persons aged 18 and over): 1000 cigarettes/cigarillos or 250 cigars or 2 kg of tobacco (women may only import cigarettes); 5 bottles of alcoholic beverages; 5 bottles of perfume. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Central African Republic

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Chemin de Taverney 9
Le Grand-Saconnex / Geneva
+41 (0)22 788 88 83/84.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00.

Embassy of the Central African Republic

(Also responsible for Germany.)

30, Rue des Perchamps
+33 (0)1 45 25 39 74.

Mon-Fri 09.30-12.30 and 14.30-16.30.


Business etiquette

Translators and interpreters are sometimes available in larger hotels, but knowledge of French is necessary. Business cards should also be labeled in French. November to May is the best period for business trips. Business Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm.

Business contacts

Chambre de Commerce de la République Centrafricaine PO Box 252, Bangui



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Network operator is Telecel Centrafrique (Internet: www.telecel.com) and Nationlink Telecom RCA (Internet: http://nationlinks.info). The mobile network is limited to the capital Bangui.


According to Abbreviationfinder.org, Internet providers are Socatel (Internet: www.socatel.intnet.cf), Fateb and Bangui 2000.

Post office

There is a post office in each prefecture, but post and telecommunications services are still developing and the local post service is very unreliable. Airmail shipments to Europe take about a week, sometimes considerably longer. Poste restante items can only be sent to Bangui. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-4.30pm, stamp sales: Sat 2.30pm-6.30pm and Sun 8am-11am.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

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