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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Equatorial Guinea Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Equatorial Guinea

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Equatorial Guinea. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

Equatorial Guinea shares land borders with Gabon and Gabon. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.3 (Gabon) and 3.4 (Cameroon).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Equatorial Guinea

There are currently 5,028 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Equatorial Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 83 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Equatorial Guinea.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Equatorial Guinea

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Equatorial Guinea.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Equatorial Guinea from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19. Equatorial Guinea has resumed ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/equatorial-guinea-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/equatorial-guinea

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Equatorial Guinea

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Equatorial Guinea. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Equatorial Guinea changed from 3.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Equatorial Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Equatorial Guinea changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Equatorial Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Equatorial Guinea changed from 2.3 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Equatorial Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Equatorial Guinea changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Equatorial Guinea with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Equatorial Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Equatorial Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

About Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea with its capital Malabo is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly smaller than Maryland (28,051 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. The climate can be described as tropical; always hot, humid. The landscape is coastal plains rise to interior hills; islands are volcanic. With a population of about 0.56 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Malabo
Population less than one million
Size 28.051 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages Spanish, French
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +240
Internet Top Level Domain .gq
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GQ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GNQ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 226

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Equatorial Guinea is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • tap water is non-potable

Natural hazzards

  • flash floods
  • Santa Isabel (3,007 m), which last erupted in 1923, is the country's only historically active volcano; Santa Isabel, along with two dormant volcanoes, form Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea
  • violent windstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Equatorial Guinea. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. natural gas
  2. petroleum
  3. sawmilling

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cocoa
  4. coffee
  5. livestock
  6. manioc
  7. palm oil nuts
  8. rice
  9. tapioca
  10. timber

Equatorial Guinean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Equatorial Guinea.

Export products

  1. petroleum products
  2. timber

Import products

  1. construction materials
  2. other equipment
  3. petroleum sector equipment
  4. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Equatorial Guinea?

Equatorial Guinea is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Equatorial Guinea.

Is it safe to travel Equatorial Guinea in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Equatorial Guinea. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Equatorial Guinea?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Equatorial Guinea.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Equatorial Guinea?

There are currently 5,028 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Equatorial Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 83 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Equatorial Guinea.

What is the size of Equatorial Guinea?

Equatorial Guinea has a size of 28,051 km² or 10,831 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.