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Africa > Guinea-Bissau: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 6 087

Active cases: 703

Recovered: 5 251

Deaths: 133

Vaccination count: 76 511

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-23

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Test not required
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
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)

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.

Tests: Test not required

Quarantine: No
Quarantine not required

Information updated on 2021-09-17.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
The State of Calamity is in effect through April 24, 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 may not exceed 20 people;

Restaurants may operate with takeaway service;

Discos and bars are closed;

Gyms are closed. Individual sports are permitted; group sports are not permitted;

Meetings or demonstrations are capped at 25 people and must be outside;

Carnaval will not take place this year.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Public gatherings are banned; no more than five people may assemble unless they are observing social distancing guidelines. No more than 10 people may attend a funeral.

Restaurants and bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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