Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea – April 3, 2020

Event: The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (GREG) is implementing travel restrictions throughout the mainland region from April 3-15. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 15.

Repatriation flight updates

The United States Embassy in Malabo is diligently working with the State Department to identify viable airline charter options to evacuate U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) from Equatorial Guinea. The Embassy is working to arrange a flight option to repatriate U.S. citizens and LPRs from Malabo to the United States. We believe we have a solution for a domestic flight to transport U.S. citizens from Bata to Malabo to catch the repatriation flight on the same day it will be scheduled. Passengers will be responsible for the reasonable cost of the plane ticket.

  • If the flight is operated by the U.S. government, passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of their seat on the flight.
  • If we utilize commercial airlines, individuals will be advised on how they should contact the commercial airline to purchase their tickets directly from the provider.

Please ensure that you monitor your email and telephone for status notifications regarding the possibility of a flight, as the process is likely to move quickly. If you are considering leaving Equatorial Guinea, we encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity as it is unlikely that there will be another repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy.

If you have not already done so:

Please register your interest in this flight, American citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents should send an email to with the information below for each passenger with the subject line “Return Travel to the U.S.”.Please include the following information for each U.S. citizen, U.S. legal permanent resident, non-citizen guardians accompanying minor children in your family or group, and non-citizens:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Citizenship
  • Country Visa type, Number, and Expiration Date (non-U.S. citizens only)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of passport issuance and expiration
  • Email address and contact phone number
  • Current location
  • Desired onward destination in the U.S.
  • Medical issues
  • Pets

Important information for U.S. Government operated flights:

This flight is for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Space permitting, third country nationals can purchase seats on a stand-by first come, first served basis after all citizens and LPRs are accommodated.

At the time of boarding, passengers will be prioritized on basis of health (with doctor’s note), U.S. citizenship and family members of U.S. citizens.

Third country nationals will only be allowed to board flights that do not pass through Europe.

Travelers will undergo a health check prior to boarding and anyone with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board.

Please review the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and  websites for the latest procedures and restrictions on entering the United States.

Onward travel from point of entry in the United States is the responsibility of the traveler.

Each passenger will be allowed two checked bags. The combined weight limit for both bags is 50 pounds total. Passengers can have one carry-on and a personal item with them in the cabin.


Individuals entering the United States may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, monitoring requirements and existing DHS entry requirements. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. 

U.S. citizens without a valid U.S. passport who wish to depart Equatorial Guinea should send the above information using the information of their most recent expired passport. Please indicate that the passport is expired. You will be contacted with information on how to obtain an emergency passport.

Actions to Take: · Consult the CDC website  for the most up-to-date information.

For additional assistance, please contact:

U.S. Embassy/Consulate Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Carretera Malabo II, (between the headquarters of Sonagas and the offices of the United Nations) Follow us on Twitter and Facebook  (+240) 333 09 5741

State Department – Consular Affairs  (+1) 888-407-4747 or (+1) 202-501-4444   Equatorial Guinea Country Information  Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.