COVID-19 Information

Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for information on potential repatriation for U.S. citizens.


Country-Specific Information:

  • As of May 27, Guinea-Bissau has reported 1178 cases of COVID-19, including 7 deaths.
  • The State of Emergency has been extended to June 10. This order includes:
    • mandatory wearing of face coverings in public
    • extension of circulation hours (time permitted to undertake essential shopping outside of the home) to between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm
    • public transportation restrictions, such as operation at 50% capacity and a taxi passenger limit of three passengers
    • public transportation restrictions
    • closure of schools
    • closure of markets during curfew times
    • suspension of concerts, shows and religious and traditional ceremonies
    • prohibition of interregional travel
    • entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau permitted only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status
    • sit-down service not permitted at restaurants; take-away service only
    • no more than five people may gather without social distancing
    • no more than ten people may attend a funeral
  • On March 17, authorities in Guinea-Bissau announced the closure of land borders and a ban on all flights landing at Osvaldo Viera International Airport beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  • The government of Guinea-Bissau announced the closure of schools, markets, and cessation of concerts, shows, and religious and traditional ceremonies until March 31, 2020.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens because there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Authorities are strengthening measures put in place during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Quarantine Information:

  • No quarantine policies are currently in effect.

Local Resources:

  • The World Health Organization and the Bissau-Guinean Ministry of Health hold recurring press conferences to provide local information regarding COVID-19.  Monitor local media for updates.

Other links:

By U.S. Virtual Presence in Guinea Bissau | 19 March, 2020 | Topics: Alert