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Guinea-Bissau travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from Guinea-Bissau
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Guinea Bissau.
Flight Restrictions

published 19.08.2020

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

If you display any symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be tested again, and have to remain in isolation at your place of residence until results are delivered. If someone on your flight is thought to have COVID-19, you may be required to isolate at one location for 14 days and be monitored by the health authorities.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited institution, taken within the previous 72 hours. You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 1 year
or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Guinea-Bissau International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Guinea-Bissau: Land and sea borders have now re-opened and commercial air links have resumed. All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited institution, taken within the previous 72 hours. You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau. You may also be required to fill in a form with information on your origin and contacts. If you display any symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be tested again, and have to remain in isolation at your place of residence until results are delivered. If someone on your flight is thought to have COVID-19, you may be required to isolate at one location for 14 days and be monitored by the health authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A state of emergency is in place.You must wear a mask or face covering in public.Curfew and other restrictions have been lifted, enabling the reopening of public markets and public transportation.The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    23.10.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau International Restrictions:
    Land and sea borders have now re-opened and commercial air links have resumed.
    All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited institution, taken within the previous 72 hours. You may also be required to fill in a form with information on your origin and contacts. If you display any symptoms for COVID-19 on arrival, you will be tested again, and have to remain in isolation at your place of residence until results are delivered. If someone on your flight is thought to have COVID-19, you may be required to isolate at one location for 14 days, and be monitored by the health authorities.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights see here

    Internal Restrictions:
    A state of emergency is in place.You must wear a mask or face covering in public.Curfew and other restrictions have been lifted, enabling the reopening of public markets and public transportation.The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    02.10.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau *****

    International restrictions:

    All land and sea borders are closed and commercial air links suspended.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place.You must wear a mask or face covering in public.Curfew and other restrictions have been lifted, enabling the reopening of public markets and public transportation.The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    05.08.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau
    *****

    International restrictions:

    All land and sea borders are closed and commercial air links suspended.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place. You must wear a mask or face covering in public. Public transport has been suspended to stop the spread of the virus. Only essential businesses (food, medical supplies) are operating. The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    15.07.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau President extends state of emergency until 10 June (Xinhua, 26.05.2020)

    Flights to Guinea-Bissau are suspended.
    This does not apply to:
    – emergency flights;
    – humanitarian, medical and rescue flights;
    – technical stops without passenger disembarkation;
    – other operational flights related to security.

    International restrictions:

    The country’s land and maritime borders are closed. Until further notice. All international flights are suspended. Until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    Exit from the capital Conakry has been prohibited. Entry to the city is not affected. The state of emergency has been extended at least until 15 June. The night-time curfew from 22.00 until 05.00 was lifted except in Conakry, Coyah and Dubreka. All internal travel is prohibited except under exceptional circumstances. Non-essential facilities, such as places of worship and schools, have been closed, while gatherings of more than 20 people have been banned and public transport in Conakry reduced. This triggered a strike in the public transport network to denounce this decision. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory across the country. All suspected COVID-19 cases are sent to one of the four laboratories in the country available for COVID-19 testing. People are required to stay in the laboratories until the test result comes back.

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    01.06.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau President extends state of emergency until 10 June (Xinhua, 26.05.2020) Flights to Guinea-Bissau are suspended. This does not apply to: – emergency flights; – humanitarian, medical and rescue flights; – technical stops without passenger disembarkation; – other operational flights related to security.

    International restrictions:

    The country’s land and maritime borders are closed. Until further notice. All international flights are suspended. Until further notice.
    The country’s land and maritime borders are closed. Until further notice
    All international flights are suspended. Until further notice
    State of emergency is in place Until 10/06/2020
    People are only allowed to leave their houses for grocery shopping between 07.00 and 14.00 Until further notice

    A nationwide curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 Until further notice
    Wearing facemasks is now mandatory in public places. Until further notice
    Public transport countrywide has been suspended. Until further notice.
    Schools, restaurants/bars and non-essential shops are closed Until further notice. Until further notice

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    27.05.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau

    International restrictions:

    The country’s land and maritime borders are closed, and all international flights are suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    An ongoing state of emergency has been extended until 26 May; movements are restricted to essential ones, while citizens are asked to stay at home. Schools, restaurants/bars and non-essential shops are closed until further notice. Circulation and trade of goods are only restricted from 07.00 to 11.00. The nationwide curfew between 17.00 and 06.00 will be maintained; people are allowed to leave their houses for grocery shopping between 07.00 and 14.00. Wearing face masks is now mandatory in public places. Public transport countrywide has been suspended.

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    12.05.2020
  • Guinea-Bissau

    International restrictions:

    The country’s land and maritime borders are closed, and all international flights are suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    An ongoing state of emergency has been extended until 12.00 on 11 May; movements are restricted to essential ones, while citizens are asked to stay at home.
    Schools, restaurants/bars and non-essential shops are closed until further notice. Circulation and trade of goods are only restricted from 07.00 to 11.00.
    Public transport countrywide has been suspended.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Country Link/
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