Following a coup détat in April 2012, Guinea-Bissau is currently being run by a Transitional Government. The security situation is currently calm, but the political situation remains subject to unexpected change.

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 Honorary Consul in Bissau, Mr Jan Van Maanen (telephone: +245 5522772 or +245 6622772) or the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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