U.S. Citizen Services

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:

Edifmcio SITEC,
Rua Josi Carlos Schwarz 245,
Bairro d’Ajuda

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.

Messages and Alerts

COVID-19 Information

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