Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for additional information
Last updated: 06/27/2022
*** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Guinea-Bissau? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information1.html
- 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
- Are vaccines available in Guinea-Bissau for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Which vaccines are available in Guinea-Bissau? AstraZeneca
- According to Guinea-Bissau authorities, resident foreigners (including U.S. citizens) are eligible to receive the vaccine as long as they meet other eligibility criteria. Phase I of the vaccine campaign will make the vaccine eligible to healthcare workers and persons with specified comorbidities (Part A) and to adults over age 50 and those who are at a higher risk of exposure through their employment (Part B).
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. 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.
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? No for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least four weeks prior to arrival into Guinea-Bissau. Although not legally required, it is advisable to obtain a vaccination certificate containing a QR code if possible as this has occasionally been requested of international travelers by airport officials in the past. Travelers entering Guinea-Bissau who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may present a molecular PCR test obtained at least three days prior to the start of travel to Guinea-Bissau, or a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19. To exit the country via the international airport, a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 PCR test taken in accordance with the destination country’s date requirements (e.g. within three days of arrival) is mandatory.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, all passengers will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
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.