Travel Advisory: Guinea-Bissau – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19 on August 6, 2020.  See the  updated Travel Advisory  and the U .S. Mission to Guinea-Bissau COVID-19 page  for additional details. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guinea-Bissau due …

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COVID-19 Information

Please see the  U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page  for information on potential repatriation for U.S. citizens. Last updated: [10/20/20] Country-Specific Information: The State of Emergency/State of Calamity has been extended to December 8. This order includes: Mandatory wearing of face coverings in public Public transportation restrictions, such as operation at 50% capacity and a taxi passenger limit of three passengers Suspension of …

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Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location:   Guinea-Bissau Event: The U.S. Embassy is monitoring reports of increased public military presence in Bissau following recent political events.  U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates and be aware that unpredictable demonstrations and civil unrest involving violence are possible.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections. U.S. Embassy Dakar

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Senegal

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, countrywide Event:  Holidays in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau provide increased risk for criminal activity.  During this time, crimes of opportunity such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, thefts from vehicles, snatch and grab, etc., are more common.  Travelers are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Below are a few steps to help increase …

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Security Alert for Guinea-Bissau – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:   Guinea-Bissau Event:  Ongoing political tensions have resulted in an increased possibility of a deteriorating security situation in and around key government facilities and other areas throughout the country.  Due to concerns about the capacity of the local authorities to respond to future situations, and to ensure the safety and security of U.S. Citizens, we …

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Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24. The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections.   The United States applauds …

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Guinea-Bissau Travel Advisory — Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Guinea-Bissau on October 3, 2019. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Guinea-Bissau. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Violent crime is common in Guinea-Bissau. Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of three planned protests in the capital of Guinea-Bissau this weekend.  The protests are planned to take place in Missira, Bissau Capital, Bairro Ajuda Espaco Verde, Bissau Capital, and Bairro Cumtum, Bissau Capital.  However, the locations of the protests may change at any time. Even demonstrations intended …

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