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Advice current as at 4:00 am 15 Oct 2019.

Penalties for the use and possession of drugs are severe and usually include a prison sentence that would be served in local prisons.

The police have introduced random breathalyser testing for drivers.

Photography of the presidential palace, ports, airports and military installations is strictly prohibited and can lead to imprisonment. Special permits from the Ministry of Information and Tourism are required for all other photography.

Same sex activity is legal in Equatorial Guinea but there’s no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discrimination in society remains a problem with no government efforts to combat it. Same sex marriages aren’t recognised. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Caution should be exercised with public displays of affection, both same sex and opposite sex.

Failure to produce identification documents (passport or residence permit) on request can lead to detention.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Equatorial Guinea
Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)
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Dialling Code: 240
Drive on the: right
Languages Spoken:
Spanish (official language) 87%
Fang 51%
French (official language) 8.8%

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Largest City: Bata
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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