All those entering Guinea Bissau who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last 72 hours. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. See information on getting a test before entry.
You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 25,000 CFA (around £33). 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.
If you’re fully vaccinated
Travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least four weeks prior to arrival in Guinea-Bissau do not need to present a negative PCR test to enter the country. However, you will be asked to provide a vaccination certificate containing a QR code.
If you’re not fully vaccinated
Travelers to Guinea-Bissau who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must present a negative PCR test taken within the past 72 hours to enter or exit Guinea-Bissau.
If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year
Travelers to Guinea-Bissau who have had Covid-19 in the past year must present one of the following:
- proof of vaccination
- a negative PCR test taken within the past 72 hours
- a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 within the past year.
Children and young people
Children (aged 3 and over) should follow the rules for adults to enter Guinea-Bissau.
If you’re transiting through Guinea-Bissau
Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.
Check with your airline before departing
There are no exemptions to Guinea-Bissau’s entry requirements.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
British nationals need a visa to enter Guinea Bissau. Guinea Bissau does not have an Embassy in London. Contact the Guinea Bissau Embassy in Paris at 94 Rue St Lazare for further information. Guinea Bissau also has Embassies in neighbouring countries, including Senegal, which issue visas.
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Guinea-Bissau.