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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

Preparations for the 10 March 2019 legislative elections are underway in Bissau and across the country. You should avoid any protests, demonstrations and large public gatherings.

Guinea-Bissau suffers from political instability. Although the security situation is currently calm, you should stay alert to local developments and avoid sensitive areas like military installations. You should also avoid any demonstrations. See Political situation

UK health authorities have classified Guinea-Bissau as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Terrorist attacks in Guinea-Bissau can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Consular support is not available from the British government in Guinea-Bissau. However, the British Embassy Dakar in Senegal can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Guinea-Bissau
Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
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XOF
Dialling Code: 245
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists:
Languages Spoken:
Portuguese (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Bissau
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Telephone Area Code:
Population: 407,424 (in 2004)
Latitude: 11.8591666667 Longitude: -15.5955555556



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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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