Foreign travel advice

Equatorial Guinea

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Summary

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Equatorial Guinea based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Equatorial Guinea

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Equatorial Guinea’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Returning to the UK

Equatorial Guinea is on the amber list for entering England. Check what you must do to enter England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Equatorial Guinea.

If you’re planning travel to Equatorial Guinea, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Whilst borders are not fully open and international flights remain limited, the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon will only be able to provide limited consular support. See Return to the UK and Entry requirements

Be alert and take sensible personal security precautions. Roadblocks and unannounced identification checks are likely. Carry an appropriate form of identification (passport or residence permit) with you at all times. See Crime and Road travel

If you wish to travel outside Malabo on the island of Bioko, or outside Bata on the mainland, you will need to inform the local authorities in advance. See Local travel

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Equatorial Guinea, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism