COVID-19 Information

Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for additional information

Last updated:  10/14/2021

***  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

Country-Specific Information 

  • The State of Calamity is in effect through October 26, 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 are not permitted;
  • Restaurants may operate until 10pm, with inside seating permitted;
  • Discos and bars are closed;
  • Gyms are permitted to operate at half capacity;
  • Meetings or demonstrations are capped at 25 people and must be outside;
  • Independence Day celebrations are postponed until November 16.

 COVID-19 Testing 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Guinea-Bissau’s vaccination campaign began on April 3, 2021. 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? 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

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 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.

Transportation Options 

  • 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.

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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