Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Equatorial Guinea on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the suspension of all commercial flights to and from Equatorial Guinea between 7 January and 6 February 2022. Special flights are being organised by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons for the rotation of oil sector workers.

You should monitor the website of the Government of Equatorial Guinea (in Spanish) for further developments.

Entry and borders

The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the suspension of all commercial flights to and from Equatorial Guinea between 7 January and 6 February 2022. Special flights are being organised by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons for the rotation of oil sector workers.

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Equatorial Guinea.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

Authorities in Equatorial Guinea do all official testing. If you test positive for COVID-19 while in country, you will be required to isolate immediately. Oil company employees will be able to isolate in oil company isolation facilities, whilst other individuals will have to go to one of the hotels which the government of Equatorial Guinea has nominated for isolation until a negative test is returned. This applies to all, including those under 18. There is no assistance available from the government for people who need to leave these hotels for any reason.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Equatorial Guinea

You must wear a mask in public places.

Domestic flights have resumed, however, under new guidelines, domestic flights will be limited to 3 flights per week for domestic services providers. Passengers will need to fulfil additional testing requirements to use these services. Negative PCR test certificates no older than 48 hours old or proof of vaccination are required to conduct domestic travel. Equatorial Guinea will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’. You may only travel between provinces and districts within continental Equatorial Guinea with an essential reason, such as work or health.

Accommodation

The hotel sector is now open. The use of masks within hotels and other accommodation is compulsory.

Public places and services

  • The nationwide daily curfew has been extended and is now from 6pm to 6am across the country
  • Masks are compulsory in all open spaces, public buildings, on public transport and in private vehicles if accompanied by other people. Authorities conduct regular patrols and you may be fined if you are caught not wearing a mask
  • Bars, discotheques, casinos and other entertainment venues remain closed
  • Weddings baptisms and other celebratory events must not exceed 20 participants, or they will be suspended
  • Places of worship must adhere to strict preventative guidelines
  • Schools have reopened but at maximum 50% capacity
  • Other mass gatherings are not permitted
  • Some venues take temperatures and supply hand sanitizer
  • Public transport and taxis may reduce their capacity. You must supply proof of vaccination to take public transport

Healthcare in Equatorial Guinea

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should call the toll-free numbers provided by the Government (1112 for Bata and 1111 for Malabo) and you will be advised on next steps. Health clinics and pharmacies are required to inform the Rapid Response Service and the closest hospital facility of any individuals with symptoms of COVID-19.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Equatorial Guinea

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Equatorial Guinea

We will update this page when the Government of Equatorial Guinea announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Equatorial Guinea national vaccine programme started in April 2021 and is using the Sinopharm vaccine. Foreign nationals are no longer eligible for this vaccine programme.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

Help and support

The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon, will only be able to provide limited consular support.

If you need urgent consular assistance, you can contact the British High Commission Yaoundé on +442070081500 / +237 222220545.

To get the latest information, sign up for travel advice email alerts.

Further information

For further information and to keep up to date, you should also check the Government of Equatorial Guinea website.