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

This page was last updated on 05 May, 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: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

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.


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.

Lockdown Details

The State of Calamity is in effect through April 24, 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.

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