Advisory: Guinea-Bissau
Issued by US Department of State

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Last Update: Reissued with updates to health.

Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to civil unrest.  Exercise increased caution due to crime.

Country Summary:  The country has experienced intermittent political instability for decades.  Demonstrations occur frequently, and some have escalated into violence.

Crime is fairly prevalent in Guinea-Bissau.  Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport and other crowded areas, especially Bandim Market in the center of the capital.  Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens because there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guinea-Bissau.

If you decide to travel to Guinea-Bissau:

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Start Date2022-10-05
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Passport ValidityMust be valid at time of entry (6 month left)
Passport Pages1
Visa Required1
Immunizations(not set)
Currency Restrictions at Border EntryNone
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