Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for information on potential repatriation for U.S. citizens.
- Last updated: [09/10/20]
- The State of Emergency 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
- Closure of schools
- Suspension of concerts, shows and religious and traditional ceremonies
- Exit and entry permitted in Guinea-Bissau permitted only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status (tested within 72 hours of start of travel)
- 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
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau is permitted only with the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test result (done within 72 hours of start of travel).
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Passengers who present fever or other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will be subjected to a second health screening and if necessary to a COVID-19 test, after which they may leave the border post;
- These passengers must remain confined to their destinations until they receive the results of the test carried out and additional instructions from the health authorities;
- All passengers on a flight in which a suspected passenger of COVID-19 has been detected, will be followed at home by the health authorities for a period of 14 days.
- The Covid-19 test is free in Guinea-Bissau (0 cost).
- The test can be done at: Liceu Agostinho Neto, near by the Ministry of Education.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Public transportation restrictions are in place, such as operation at 50% capacity and a taxi passenger limit of three passengers.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- 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.
- 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:
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page