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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
January 6, 2021

Location: Equatorial Guinea, countrywide


  • January 5, 2022, Equatorial Guinea extended the suspension of all commercial passenger flights until February 6, 2022.  This new decree also changed the curfew in all parts of Equatorial Guinea from 19:00 – 06:00.  (Full article).  This is an extension of Decree number 151/2021.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Equatorial Guinea should reach out to malaboconsular@state.gov for more information.
  • Members of the public are advised to consider whether non-essential medical treatment can be deferred given possibility of infection in hospitals and clinics.


On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the United States.  You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

These requirements are for all air passengers two years of age or older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States.

As always, U.S. citizens are reminded that transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions and keep apprised of the testing and vaccine requirements for any country you are transiting. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not depend on U.S. government assistance. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read our webpage on What the Department of State Can and Can’t do in a Crisis.

Actions to Take:

Check with airlines and transit destinations countries for how COVID testing, and vaccine requirements might impact travel.

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for country-specific information related to COVID-19.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.
  • Visit the U.S. Embassy Malabo’s webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Equatorial Guinea.