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Message to U.S Citizens on Suspension of Visa-Free Travel
May 5, 2023

On April 24, 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Diaspora informed the embassy that the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (GREG) will now require a visa for all U.S. passport holders traveling to Equatorial Guinea, canceling the 1995 decree granting visa-free travel.

New:  In order to confirm visa requirements, U.S Citizens planning to visit Equatorial Guinea (EG) should contact the closest Equatoguinean Embassy and visit their website to get visa requirements at least 60 days before their planned trip. (Please ignore unofficial websites that say that U.S Citizens do not need a visa to enter EG).

New:  For U.S Citizens who already have a trip planned, please notify the Government of Equatorial Guinea through their Embassy as soon as possible to determine if you will be authorized to travel.

U.S. citizens currently in the country on their U.S. passports do not need to obtain a visa unless they plan to leave Equatorial Guinea and return at a later date.  Any reentry into Equatorial Guinea will require a visa or residency card.  If U.S. citizens are planning to leave Equatorial Guinea and not return, there is no need to apply for a visa.

U.S diplomatic and official passport holders with residency permits will be allowed to leave and reenter the country without visas, upon presentation of the traveler’s EG government-issued diplomatic ID card.

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo will send additional alerts as soon as additional information is received.

Actions to Take:

  • At least 60 days before travel to EG, apply for a visa at the nearest EG Embassy or consulate.
  • At the departure airport, be prepared to show your passport and visa and/or residency card to airline officials.
  • At the arrival airport, be prepared to show your visa for inspection by immigration authorities.

Visit the Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea website for the most current visa information.

For Assistance and Information:

U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

+(240) 333-095-741 or +(240) 555-516-008 (after hours)



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Equatorial Guinea Country Information

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