COVID-19 entry restrictions for Guinea-Bissau
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Guinea-Bissau’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.
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
If you’re planning travel to Guinea-Bissau, 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.
Guinea-Bissau suffers from political instability. You should exercise a high degree of caution should you decide to travel to Guinea-Bissau. In the event of any political unrest you should follow the advice of local authorities.
You should stay alert to local developments and avoid sensitive areas like military installations and government buildings. You should also avoid any demonstrations or large public gatherings. See Political situation
Terrorist attacks in Guinea-Bissau can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism
Medical facilities in Guinea-Bissau are extremely limited and hospitals are not fully operational due to an ongoing strike by healthcare workers. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. See Health
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Consular support is not available from the British government in Guinea-Bissau. However, the British Embassy Dakar in Senegal can provide consular support to British nationals but you should note that, due to the measures introduced by the authorities in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), capacity is extremely limited.