Foreign travel advice

Equatorial Guinea


There is no British Embassy in Equatorial Guinea. In an emergency, you can get consular assistance from the British Honorary Consul in Malabo. See Consular assistance.

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.

There have been no cases of Ebola in Equatorial Guinea.

The World Health Organisation has issued temporary recommendations about polio vaccination. The government of Equatorial Guinea requires all departing travellers who have spent more than 4 weeks in the country to provide evidence of vaccination against polio. For more information and advice visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and contact your GP before you travel.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.