June 7, 2020
Event: The Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 1306 cases of COVID-19 as of May 29, including community transmission on the mainland and on Bioko Island. All containment measures issued by the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea remain in effect until June 15. (FULL TEXT) + (FULL TEXT)
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Department of State is currently not organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Equatorial Guinea. The last such flight was May 8 flight. Per the June 4 announcement by the government, international flights may recommence as of June 15.
Members of the public are advised to consider whether non-essential medical treatment can be deferred given possibility of infection in hospitals and clinics.
The CDC recommends the use of a cloth face covering to keep people who are infected but do not have symptoms from spreading COVID-19 to others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that people try to maintain about 6 feet between themselves and others. For further information on COVID-19 and precautionary measures, please visit the links below.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent 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.govfor the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy COVID-19-information for information on conditions in Equatorial Guinea.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Visit the website of the government of Equatorial Guinea for updated information on COVID-19.
- Visit Equatorial Guinea’s government’s website for additional information on new measures.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
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