On 21 November 2023, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), include the following: “DRC is scheduled to hold presidential, parliamentary, provincial and some local elections on 20 December 2023. The election campaign period started on 19 November 2023. In the pre-election period, there is an increased likelihood of protests and demonstrations nationwide but particularly in Kinshasa and other major population centres. Public demonstrations may occur with little notice and have the potential to quickly turn violent. In the period which follows the elections, until the President’s inauguration scheduled for 20 January 2024, there is a higher risk of civil unrest and disruption to services including internet connectivity. These risks apply even in areas of the country in which elections are not able to take place.”