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Equatorial Guinea travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Open for travel from Equatorial Guinea
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Equatorial Guinea unless holding a negative PCR test certificate for Covid-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure in Equatorial Guinea (becoming effective from boarding the plane).
Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

If you are tested at the airport on arrival, you must go to a location approved by the Equatorial Guinea authorities for three to five days until results are given. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

On arrival, you will be required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test, taken within the last 48 hours. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, you will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport at a cost of approximately USD 200 and must quarantine for 3-5 days in a location approved by Equatorial Guinea authorities at your own expense, while you await the test results.

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Full Restrictions

  • Equatorial Guinea International Restrictions:
    Some airlines have resumed limited commercial flights to and from Malabo. Air France is operating limited flights from Paris, and Ethiopian Airlines is operating limited flights from Addis Ababa.
    *Entry to Equatorial Guinea: Equatorial Guinea has reopened its borders to nationals, residents, diplomats and visa holders travelling for business reasons or with government approval. Diplomatic missions and international organisations must submit a list of their personnel and/or family members travelling to Equatorial Guinea in advance of their arrival, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation confirming the date of arrival, flight number and place of orgin. On arrival, you will be required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test, taken within the last 48 hours. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, you will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport at a cost of approximately USD200 and must quarantine for 3-5 days in a location approved by Equatorial Guinea authorities at your own expense, while you await the test results. If your test result is returned positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days.
    *Screening on arrival: Your temperature will be taken at arrival at airports and ports.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are tested at the airport on arrival, you must go to a location approved by the Equatorial Guinea authorities for three to five days until results are given. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Equatorial Guinea: You must wear a mask in public places. Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day.
    *Accommodation: The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory.
    *Public places and services: • masks are compulsory in all open spaces, public buildings, on public transport and in private vehicles if accompanied by other people; • religious ceremonies, cultural and sports events are permitted but at 50% capacity and on the condition that you have your temperature taken, wear a mask, and disinfect hands; • casinos, bars and public parks are open but limited to 50% capacity and must maintain preventative measures; • street markets have reopened; • schools have reopened but at maximum 50% capacity; • other mass gatherings are not permitted.

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    24.11.2020
  • Equatorial Guinea International Restrictions:
    Equatorial Guinea has reopened its borders to nationals, residents, diplomats and visa holders travelling for business reasons or with government approval. xYou must have proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, as well as proof of residency, employment, or business reason for visiting. If you do not have a negative PCR test, you will be tested in the airport by a doctor at a cost of approximately £200. Diplomatic missions and international organisations must communicate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation within a reasonable time the list of their personnel and family members, indicating the date of arrival, the flight number and the place of origin. Your temperature will be taken at arrival at airports and ports.
    If you are tested at the airport on arrival, you must go to a nominated isolation hotel or agreed isolation area for three to five days until results are given. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 14 days.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day. Masks are compulsory in all open spaces, public buildings, on public transport and in private vehicles if accompanied by other people. Religious ceremonies, cultural and sports events are permitted but at 50% capacity and on the condition that you have your temperature taken, wear a mask, and disinfect hands. Other mass gatherings are not permitted. Casinos, bars and public parks are open but limited to 50% capacity and must maintain preventative measures.
    Street markets have reopened.
    Schools have reopened but at maximum 50% capacity.

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    07.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Some airlines have resumed limited commercial flights to and from Malabo. Equatorial Guinea closed its land, sea and air borders in response to coronavirus and has only partly reopened them, to nationals, residents, diplomats and professionals. You must have proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. If you do not have this, you will be tested in the airport by a doctor at a cost of approximately CFA150,000 Diplomatic missions and international organisations must communicate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation within a reasonable time the list of their personnel and family members, indicating the date of arrival, the flight number and the place of origin. More info [https://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com/noticia.php?id=15764].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights have resumed. Flights between Malabo and the mainland are limited to one per day. The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory. Masks are compulsory in all places of business, including hotels and restaurants and public transport. Authorities have prohibited all mass gatherings over 10 people, including weddings and sporting events. Festivals, bars, nightclubs, casinos and public swimming pools remain closed.

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    11.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    The Equatorial Guinea authorities have suspended all international flights until further notice. All land, sea and air borders have been closed indefinitely. Chartered repatriation flights may be organised by foreign governments.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency and national lockdown has ended in Equatorial Guinea, however use of masks when moving around is obligatory. Local flights resumed on 15 June. The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory.
    Masks are compulsory in all places of business, including hotels and restaurants and public transport. Authorities have prohibited all mass gatherings over 10 people, including weddings and sporting events. Festivals, bars, nightclubs, casinos and public swimming pools remain closed.

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    17.07.2020
  • Equatorial Guinea International Travel
    International commercial flights reopened
    All travelers from foreign countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 result taken up to 48 hours before travel

    Domestic Travel
    Domestic flights resumed on 15 June

    National Measures
    State of emergency lifted from 15 June
    Restaurants, shops, places of worship, and hotels may resume operations provided that safety protocols are strictly adhered to
    Nightclubs and entertainment facilities will remain closed

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    16.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Equatorial Guinea has suspended all international flights, although local flights resumed on 15 June. All land, air and sea borders have been closed, however cargo planes and some commercial activities related to the import of food and work materials into the country will be permitted. All passengers coming from abroad will have to present upon arrival a certificate of negative diagnosis for the coronavirus through a PCR test, valid within the previous 48 hours. If you do not have a valid and negative PCR test upon arrival, it is likely you will be sent to mandatory government quarantine and undergo COVID-19 testing at your own cost.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Equatorial Guinea officially confirmed an end to confinement measures in the main cities and announced the relaxation of many COVID-19-related restrictions beginning 15 June 2020. This first phase of downscaling included the reopening of the hotel and catering sector. Bars, discotheques, and any other place of leisure, however, remain closed during the first phase [https://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com/noticia.php?id=15600]]

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    07.07.2020
  • Equatorial Guinea

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Equatorial Guinea has suspended all international flights, although local flights resumed on 15 June. All land, air and sea borders have been closed, however cargo planes and some commercial activities related to the import of food and work materials into the country will be permitted.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency in Equatorial Guinea is in place. People are restricted from movement within the country, except for justified reasons. If you are leaving your house for essential travel, you must carry a permission paper issued by the President of your Neighborhood Community, authorising your movement, which will be issued free of charge. Companies have been asked to provide their employees with permission papers justifying their travel to and from work. The Government has forbidden public transport by bus. The use of masks when moving around has been made obligatory. Authorities have prohibited all mass gatherings over 10 people, including weddings and sporting events. Schools re-opened and local flights resumed on 15 June.
    This first phase of downscaling will include the reopening of the hotel and catering sector. Discotheques, function rooms and other places of leisure, however, will remain closed during the first phase. In person religious services and other large gatherings remain banned. Although travel between Malabo and Bata is permitted, travel in the rest of the country is limited to within each district.

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    28.06.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Government Information/
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