COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information 

Last updated: [09/01/20] 

Country-Specific Information: 

  • On August 4, 2020, the government of Equatorial Guinea signed Decree 54/2020 in which it announced the entry into the second phase of de-confinement since the COVID19 contagion curve descended to 3% as at July 16 It also contains information on large gatherings requirements.  Discos and beaches remain closed. The government authorized the opening of schools from September 1 with a capacity not exceeding 50%. Stores are open during normal business hours. Religious activities are allowed by respecting the established COVID-19 health protocols. 
  • Members of the public are advised to consider whether non-essential medical treatment can be deferred given possibility of infection in hospitals and clinics.  

Entry and Exit Requirements:  

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
  • All passengers coming from abroad must present upon arrival a certificate of negative diagnosis for the coronavirus through a PCR test, valid within the previous 48 hours as well as proof of residency, employment, or business purpose of the visit (Full Text).   
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare COVID-19 hotlines 1111 (Malabo) and 1112 (Bata).   
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes 
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare website:  https://guineasalud.org/  

Movement Restrictions:  

  • Is a curfew in place? No  
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes 
  • Inter-district travel is restricted  

Quarantine Information:  

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes 
  • If you do not have a valid and negative PCR test upon arrival, it is likely you will be sent to mandatory government quarantine and undergo COVID-19 testing at your own cost.  If you are sent to a mandatory quarantine hotel, as soon as you are able to, you should email malaboconsular@state.gov with your contact details, name, and date of birth.    
  • Your passport maybe withdrawn from you at the airport if in possession of non-valid PCR test until you leave the mandatory quarantine.  You will need to go to the airport yourself to pick it up after quarantine. 

COVID-19 Testing: 

  • Testing can be done at Buena Esperanza or Ela Nguema Plaza. The cost of testing for foreigners is 110,000 CFA (About $200 USD).  For those wanting to travel from Equatorial Guinea, payment must be made at the bank and bank teller taken to the test center before a test can be carried out and PCR issued.  For those coming into the country, their test sample is taken at the airport on arrival.  Please visit the website of the government of Equatorial Guinea for more information on PCR testing and payment process.   

Transportation Options:  

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes 
  • Limited flights available weekly  
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes 
  • Every passenger must put on a facial mask.  Although the government had the one passenger per taxi policy during the heat of the pandemic, this is however no longer enforced. 

Fines for Non-Compliance:  

Consular Operations: 

  • American Citizen Services Emergency services only.   
  • Non-immigrant visa emergency, visa interview waiver, and mission critical services only.  
  • Contact Malaboconsular@state.gov to inquire about passport or other emergency services needed. 

Local Resources: 

  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare COVID-19 hotlines 1111 (Malabo) and 1112 (Bata) 
  • U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
    Carretera Malabo II (between the headquarters of Sonagas and the offices of the United Nations)
    Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial. 

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(+240) 333 095 741 malaboconsular@state.gov  https://gq.usembassy.gov 

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444   Equatorial Guinea Country Information 

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