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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Guinea-Bissau Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Guinea-Bissau

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Guinea-Bissau. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

Guinea-Bissau shares land borders with Guinea and Guinea. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.7 (Guinea) and 2.2 (Senegal).

Risk scoring history for Guinea-Bissau

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

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 Guinea-Bissau from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to the northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal due to the presence of armed rebel groups.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/guinea-bissau

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to Guinea-Bissau to exercise extreme caution, due to high crime rates and weak state infrastructure. The country suffers from political instability, and even though the security situation is currently under control, travellers must follow local developments and avoid sensitive ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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 changes for Guinea-Bissau

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Guinea-Bissau. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 31st 2019

The total rating for Guinea-Bissau changed from 0.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Guinea-Bissau to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau with its capital Bissau is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut (36,120 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal. The climate can be described as tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds. The landscape is mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east. With a population of about 1.5 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bissau
Population about 1.5 million
Size 36.120 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Franc (short: XOF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +245
Internet Top Level Domain .gw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GNB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 624

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Guinea-Bissau 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
  • overfishing
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • brush fires
  • hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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

Industries

  1. agricultural products processing
  2. beer
  3. soft drinks

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. cashew nuts
  3. cassava
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. fish
  7. manioc
  8. palm kernels
  9. peanuts
  10. rice

Guinean Imports and Exports

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

Export products

  1. cashews
  2. fish
  3. palm kernels
  4. peanuts
  5. raw
  6. sawn lumber
  7. shrimp

Import products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. machinery
  3. petroleum products
  4. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Guinea-Bissau?

Guinea-Bissau is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Guinea-Bissau.

Is it safe to travel Guinea-Bissau in 2019?

Visiting the country Guinea-Bissau is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Guinea-Bissau?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Guinea-Bissau.

What is the size of Guinea-Bissau?

Guinea-Bissau has a size of 36,120 km² or 13,946 mi² which is slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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