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 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
    • Schools are permitted to open as of October 5.

 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

Movement Restrictions:

    • Is a curfew in place? No
    • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

    • 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.

COVID-19 Testing:

    • 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.

Transportation Options:

    • 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:  

    • N/A

Consular Operations:

    • 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.

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