*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.
*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.