Since the U.S. does not have an Embassy or any other diplomatic presence in Guinea-Bissau, the U.S. government cannot provide services to U.S. citizens in Guinea-Bissau. Limited American Citizen Services are available for travelers to Guinea-Bissau at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.
In the event of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen please use the following numbers (please note that the following numbers are located in Dakar or the United States):
- During working hours: +221 33.879.4000. Working hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- During non-working hours call Post One (U.S. Embassy, Dakar) — After Hours: +221 33.879.4444.
- The Department of State’s Office of Overseas Citizen Services can be reached from within the U.S. toll free at 888-407-4747.
Note: These numbers are not for visa inquires.
For routine requests for information within Guinea-Bissau, please contact the BLO (Bissau Liaison Office) at:
Rua Josi Carlos Schwarz 245,
American Emergency Services
Since there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau, our ability to assist Americans in an emergency in Guinea-Bissau is severely limited. All Americans traveling to Guinea-Bissau are strongly encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy.
Medical Care in Guinea-Bissau
While modern medical facilities are virtually nonexistent in Guinea-Bissau and travelers should not rely on them, emergency medical care may be possible at a new hospital in Bissau operated by the Sant’Egidio Community.
There are regular flights from Bissau to Dakar, Senegal, where more acceptable levels of medical care are available.