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