Guinea-Bissau Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Guinea Bissau, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Guinea-Bissau, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Guinea-Bissau’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Part of Guinea-Bissau natural wildlife

 

 

Despite political crises, Guinea-Bissau is doing its best to encourage tourists to come to its discovery. In an attempt to protect its exceptional biodiversity, local authorities promote ecotourism. Furthermore, many projects have been put in place to showcase local traditions and culture. The main asset of this former Portuguese colony is its small archipelago of Bijagos which hides from the usual tourist paths. Made up of 88 islands, UNESCO Natural Reserve lists this country thanks to its marine and terrestrial natural wealth composed of unique flora and fauna. The islands of Bubaque, Caravela or Bolama do not lack attractions. With forests of flame trees and giant kapok trees, the mangroves offer spectacular scenery. Around Rio Corubal, visit traditional villages such as Bissau, which still houses traces of its colonial past.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Guinea-Bissau

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Meningitis Contaminated water/food
Influenza

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Guinea-Bissau

Medication Additional Information
Azithromycin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine Recommended anti-malaria medication

 

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Current Weather in Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU WEATHER

Medical Care in Guinea-Bissau

Primary care is unavailable in Guinea-Bissau as a result of a shortage of medical staff, medicines and equipment. The Simão Mendes National Hospital is the countrys main hospital, but services are limited or poor quality. Likewise in rural areas, medical services are far from adequate.

Call 119 for medical assistance. For an emergency situation, call the emergency unit at the Follerau Raoul Hospital which has been recently renovated. Another option is the emergency services at the Bissau hospital. In the event of a complication, it is necessary to be evacuated to Dakar. Ensure to take medical insurance for care and repatriation before embarking on your trip. 


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Is Guinea-Bissau Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk;
Avoid travelling after sunset
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Roads in bad condition and poorly lit
Border with Senegal AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Health Zika virus warning
Risk level High degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Guinea-Bissau?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Guinea-Bissau. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Guinea-Bissau information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Senegal (DAKAR)
Street Address:
corner of Galliéni and Amadou Cissé Dia Streets,
Dakar, Senegal

Tel.: +221 33 889 4700
Fax: +221 33 889 4720

Email: dakar-cs@international.gc.ca

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Senegal. There is no Canadian government office in Guinea-Bissau.

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