COVID-19 Information

Please see the U.S. Embassy Dakar’s COVID-19 page for information on potential repatriation for U.S. citizens.

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of March 26, Guinea-Bissau has reported 2 cases of COVID-19.
  • 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.

Quarantine Information:

  • No quarantine policies are currently in effect.

Local Resources:

  • 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.

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