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Equatorial Guinea Travel Information

Equatorial Guinea Travel InformationThe authorities have closed all international flights from March 15 and 30 days ahead. For more information about coronavirus, see the section Health.

Safety

It is recommended that the traveler always carry a passport with him. Roadblocks and unidentified police identification checks occur frequently, especially to foreigners. It seems that visitors are exposed to violence and crime. Especially at night time one should take their precautions. No travel advice has been drawn up for Equatorial Guinea. The danger of terrorist incidents in Equatorial Guinea is considered low.

There is no Norwegian embassy or honorary consulate in the country.
Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Equatorial Guinea is
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Luanda
Tel: +244 222 447 522/447 922 +47 23981902/19
Fax: +244 222 446 248
Address: Rua Garcia Neto nº 9, Miramar, CP 3835, Luanda, Angola
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.norway.no/angola/

There are relatively many accidents, and one should be prepared for hazardous bypasses and high speeds. Furthermore, one should avoid driving at night and at night, especially outside the city center, partly because the roads are poorly lit. The danger of driving on a pedestrian is considerable.

There have been episodes where foreigners who have taken taxis have been robbed. The safest option would be to arrange a taxi through the hotel you are staying at.

Be wary of travel that coincides with the holding of elections.. Parliamentary elections are held every five years. Equatorial Guinea has a large and politically active diaspora that can mobilize in political elections.

  • Countryaah: Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer period in Equatorial Guinea are encouraged to register on www.reiseregistrering.no. They are also encouraged to have valid travel insurance.

In crisis and emergency, contact the embassy on +244 222 44 9936 or +244 222 44 7922

The Norwegian Embassy (Embaixada Real Da Noruega) is located in
Rua Garcia Neto 9, CP 3835 Miramar, Luanda, Angola.

Outside the embassy's opening hours, the public can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' 24-hour operating center on tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail: [email protected]

Entry

Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegian citizens need a visa to stay in Equatorial Guinea. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents and visas are valid. Visa regulations are complicated, documentation requirements are high and enforcement is unpredictable.

To apply for Equatorial Guinea visa, Norwegian citizens must apply to Equatorial Guinea's embassy in Brussels.

The visa process can often be long and complicated. Many choose to use facilitation through a visa agency. If you overstay a visa or in other ways violate the conditions for the granted visa, you are liable for high fines. For the latest updated information on entry rules to the country, travelers are encouraged to check with the country's nearest embassy.

The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the day you arrive at Equatorial Guinea. Visitors must have a valid yellow fever certificate.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): Coronavirus has been detected in the country. Everyone is quarantined. Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of the development of the corona virus. Feel free to follow local authorities' advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with the situation. See more on WHO's website for Africa.

The authorities have closed all international flights from March 15 and 30 days ahead. This does not apply to trips to and from Cameroon and São Tom¨¦ & Princip¨¦.

You can find more information and guidance from the Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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The standard and quality of health services, clinics and hospitals are low. Evacuation to Europe or South Africa in case of serious accidents, surgeries and births is common. A comprehensive and good health insurance is therefore necessary.

There are alternatives, but most oil companies that have foreigners residing in Equatorial Guinea use the La Paz private hospital.
La Paz Medical Center
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
http://lapazmalabo.org/
(+240) 556666160

Malaria, and other tropical diseases are widespread. Cholera occurs. A major outbreak of polio occurred as late as 2014. Equatorial Guinea was not included in the Ebola outbreak in 2014-15

The World Health Organization webpages usually have updated information on health challenges and outbreaks.

Seek medical advice well in advance of departure.

Yellow vaccine book with valid yellow fever vaccine is required upon entry and is checked upon arrival.

When traveling to Equatorial Guinea lasting more than four weeks, the traveler is required to show proof of polio vaccination upon departure.

Most visitors take malaria prophylaxis. For long-term residents, practice varies. Reference is made to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health for official health professional travel advice and health professional guidance to Norwegians when traveling abroad.

Practical information

Most people who travel to Equatorial Guinea on short-term stays will find that their stay is fine. There is no time difference between Equatorial Guinea and Norway, except for the period when there is daylight saving time in Norway - then Equatorial Guinea is one hour behind.

Electricity - 220 volts and you use the same outlet as in Norway.
National telephone code - +240

There is a limited but growing number of ATMs in Malabo and Bata. Not all of these take international credit cards. Some hotels (including Hilton, Sofitel) and airline offices (Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa) usually pay by credit card. US Dollars and Euros are the preferred currency units for currency exchange at local banks.

National Holidays: January 1, Good Friday, May 1, May 25 ("Africa Day"), May 30 ("Corpus Christi"), June 5 ("President's Day"), August 3 ("The Armed Forces" forces day "), August 15 (" Constitution Day "), October 12 (" Independence Day "), December 25 (Christmas).

Currency unit - Central African Franc (CFA)

It is forbidden to photograph military facilities and the surrounding area. Also, be reluctant to photograph even civilian public buildings.

Remember to bring a copy (s) of your passport.

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