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Guinea-Bissau travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -1.28%
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 must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

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.

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. 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 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days. You should arrange to take a private test. You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-07-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 25225
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 112
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 1.28
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 57

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 Latest News:

    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 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: On 9 July, the government announced the current state of alert will remain in place until 24 July.
    Under the state of alert, you must wear a mask or face covering in public, including on public transport. Non-adherence to mask wearing is subject to a fine of 5000XOF (around £7). Gatherings indoors are limited to 50% capacity, and social distancing of 1 metre must be respected.
    The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    15.07.2021
  • Guinea-Bissau Latest News:

    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 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: There is currently a state of alert in place, until 8 July.
    Under the state of alert, you must wear a mask or face covering in public, including on public transport. Non-adherence to mask wearing is subject to a fine of 5000XOF. Gatherings indoors are limited to 50% capacity, and social distancing of 1 metre must be respected.
    The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    01.07.2021
  • Guinea-Bissau Latest News:

    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 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: On 23 January the President announced Guinea Bissau would move from a state of alert to a state of calamity. This has subsequently been renewed and is in place until 24 May 2021.
    Under the state of calamity, you must wear a mask or face covering in public, including on public transport. Non-adherence to mask wearing is subject to a fine of 5000XOF.
    Funerals of up to 75 people are permitted so long as preventative measures (wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing) are in place. Gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted so long as sanitary measures are maintained. The majority of restaurants are only open for take-away although bars and restaurants with open spaces are allowed to host up to 75 people. Sports in the open air are permitted so long as participants maintain a one metre distance. Gyms remain closed.
    The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    29.04.2021
  • 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 at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: On 23 January the President announced Guinea Bissau would move from a state of alert to a state of calamity for 30 days. Under the state of calamity, you must wear a mask or face covering in public. Funerals of up to 50 people are permitted so long as preventative measures (wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing) are in place. All other social gatherings over 20 people are prohibited. Schools have also been closed. The Bissau Carnival has been cancelled. Restaurants are only open for take-away. The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    17.02.2021
  • 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 at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are only available in the capital, 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: On 23 January the President announced Guinea Bissau would move from a state of alert to a state of calamity for 30 days. Under the state of calamity, you must wear a mask or face covering in public. Funerals of up to 50 people are permitted so long as preventative measures (wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing) are in place. All other social gatherings over 20 people are prohibited. Schools have also been closed. The Bissau Carnival has been cancelled. Restaurants are only open for take-away. The government has set up a coronavirus hotline that you can call on: 1919 or 2020.

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    28.01.2021
  • 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 at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are available at Liceu Agostinho Neto, near the Ministry of Education. 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: A state of alert is in place until March 2021. You must wear a mask or face covering in public. Funerals and religious gatherings are permitted so long as preventative measures (wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing) are in place. Social gatherings in open spaces are also permitted so long as preventative measures are observed. Social gatherings in enclosed spaces may not exceed 50% capacity or 100 people. Large social events remain prohibited. Restaurants remain open with preventative measures in place. 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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    26.01.2021
  • 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 at a cost of 30,000 CFA. Tests are available at Liceu Agostinho Neto, near the Ministry of Education. 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:
    *Travel in Guinea-Bissau: A state of alert is in place until March 2021. You must wear a mask or face covering in public. Funerals and religious gatherings are permitted so long as preventative measures (wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing) are in place. Social gatherings in open spaces are also permitted so long as preventative measures are observed. Social gatherings in enclosed spaces may not exceed 50% capacity or 100 people. Large social events remain prohibited. Restaurants remain open with preventative measures in place. 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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    31.12.2020
  • 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/]

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    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
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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