Guinea-Bissau (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Test not required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 19.08.2021
Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau is permitted only with the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test result (done within 72 hours from the start of travel)

Passengers who present fever or other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will be subjected to a second health screening and, if necessary, to a COVID-19 test, after which they may leave the border post.

These passengers must remain confined to their destination until they receive the results of the test carried out and additional instructions from the health authorities.

All passengers on a flight in which a suspected passenger of COVID-19 has been detected
will be followed at home by the health authorities for a period of 14 days.

Lockdown Details

The State of Calamity is in effect through April 24, 2021. The terms of this Decree 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 (capped at 50 people) and religious gatherings are permitted as long as preventative measures (mask-wearing, hand-washing, 1-meter distancing are taken);

Social, recreational, or cultural events may not exceed 20 people;

Restaurants may operate with takeaway service;

Discos and bars are closed;

Gyms are closed. Individual sports are permitted; group sports are not permitted;

Meetings or demonstrations are capped at 25 people and must be outside;

Carnaval will not take place this year.

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