Foreign travel advice



UK health authorities have classified Guinea-Bissau as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

Following a coup d’état in April 2012, Guinea-Bissau eventually held successful democratic elections in mid-2014. Although the security situation is currently calm, you should stay alert to local developments, keep a low profile and avoid sensitive areas like military installations. Avoid any large gatherings of people. See Political situation

There is no British Embassy in Guinea-Bissau and our ability to provide assistance to British nationals is limited. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal (+221 33 823 7392).

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.