Reforms and restructuring have enhanced the Congo's potential for tourism (especially ecotourism) contingent on attraction of investment capital. In 2000, there were 2,522 rooms in hotels with a 41% occupancy rate. There were approximately 18,798 tourist arrivals, more than 90% from Africa and Europe. International tourist receipts for 2000 were unavailable at this publication, but receipts from 1999 were about $12 million. All visitors need passports and visas secured in advance. Cholera and yellow fever vaccinations are also required.
The US government estimated the daily cost of staying in Brazzaville in 2002 at $203, depending upon choice of accommodations.