Equatorial Guinea travel information: Local laws and customs
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 24 Jun 2019.
Penalties for the use and possession of drugs are severe and usually include a prison sentence that would be served in local prisons.
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.
Failure to produce identification documents (passport or residence permit) on request can lead to detention.
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