This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.
At a Glance
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Test not required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required
Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
Detailed Travel Advisory
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
Detailed Tourist Information
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 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.
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 (around £40). 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.
The State of Calamity has been lifted and replaced with a State of Alert, in effect through March 10, 2021. The terms of this alert include:
Mandatory wearing of face coverings in public;
Exit and entry permitted in Guinea-Bissau only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status (tested within 72 hours of start of travel)
Funerals and religious gatherings are permitted as long as preventative measures (mask-wearing, hand washing, 1-meter distancing) are taken;
Discos may operate at 50% capacity if following preventative measures;
Social gatherings in open spaces are permitted with preventative measures; social gatherings in closed spaces may not exceed 50% capacity and may not exceed 100 people;
Large social, recreational, or cultural events that would involve a large conglomeration of people remain prohibited;
Restaurants may operate for in-person dining with preventative measures.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co