Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for information on potential repatriation for U.S. citizens.
- 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.
- No quarantine policies are currently in effect.
- 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.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- gov Country Informationand Travel Advisory page