COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: March 27, 2023

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • On March 24, the government of Equatorial Guinea issued a decree stating that proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and a negative PCR test are no longer required to enter the country or travel between Bioko Island and the mainland region.
  • International airlines are authorized to operate without frequency restrictions.
  • There is no curfew currently in place.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Equatorial Guinea.
  • PCR tests are still required upon departure from Equatorial Guinea if a negative test is required to enter the destination country.  In such cases, the traveler must obtain a certificate from the Ministry of Health, which costs 110,000 CFA ($183) for foreigners. Payment for the certificates must be made at a local bank, then travelers bring their receipt to the testing site to pick up their results and then take the results to the Ministry of Health to collect the requisite certificate. (Travelers can ask their hotel for assistance).

For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please visit this websiteTo submit information in support of an exemption, e-mail

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Equatorial Guinea approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Equatorial Guinea for U.S. Citizens to receive? It depends. The government has not generally made vaccines available to foreign citizens.
  • What vaccines are available in Equatorial Guinea? Johnson & Johnson; Sinopharm.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is rapid test required upon arrival?  No
  • Is a PCR test required to exit?
  • Dependent on destination country requirements 
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Is a curfew in place?  No

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • No updated information is available regarding fines for non-compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, but the number of restrictions has diminished significantly.

Consular Operations

  • The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Malabo is open for both emergency and routine American Citizen Services and Non-Immigrant Visa Services. Visit our website for more information or contact for more information.

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