An outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. There have been no suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea-Bissau.

For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the World Health Organization website, the NaTHNaC outbreak surveillance database and this map showing the areas affected.

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 a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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.