Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for additional information
Last updated: 01/26/21
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- The State of Calamity is in effect through February 23, 2021. The terms of this Decree include:
- Mandatory wearing of face coverings in public;
- Exit and entry permitted in Guinea-Bissau only with the presentation of a certificate of negative COVID-19 status (tested within 72 hours of start of travel);
- Funerals (capped at 50 people) and religious gatherings are permitted as long as preventative measures (mask-wearing, hand-washing, 1-meter distancing are taken);
- Social, recreational, or cultural events may not exceed 20 people;
- Restaurants may operate with takeaway service;
- Discos and bars are closed;
- All public and private schools and universities are closed in the Autonomous Sector of Bissau. They are open in the rest of the country;
- Gyms are closed. Individual sports are permitted; group sports are not permitted;
- Meetings or demonstrations are capped at 25 people and must be outside;
- Carnaval will not take place this year.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Guinea-Bissau? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- COVID-19 testing, performed for travel purposes, is available at Liceu Agostinho Neto (near the Ministry of Education) and Sede da Uniao Deportive Internacional (known as UDIB) for 30,000 CFA.
- COVID-19 test scheduling and test results are available online at https://gbsive.hispmoz.org/ Note, the website is not available in English.
- Test results are also available via email or physical delivery.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Guinea-Bissau approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes. via the COVAX program.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
- Guinea-Bissau is a beneficiary country of COVAX. The Government of Guinea-Bissau has stated it expects to receive enough doses through COVAX to inoculate 20% of the population.
- Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
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 from the 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 destination 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
- Public transportation restrictions are in place, such mask wearing and opening windows, and a taxi passenger limit of three passengers.
Fines for Non-Compliance
- Fines range from 50,000 to 2,000,000 CFA for non-compliance of regulations in the decree.
- 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.