Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guinea-Bissau.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in euro (EUR)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
West CFA franc XOF
Currency exchange rate
XOF 100 = ~ CHF 0.20 ; CHF 1 = ~ XOF 500.00 (07/2020)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar or euro.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Travelers are advised to check the amounts listed on the declaration form when exchanging foreign currencies.
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Bissau, s/c UICN, Apartado 23
Tel. +245 320 12 30
7.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)
7.30 - 12.30 h and 14.30 - 18.30 h (Mon - Fri)
Rental cars with driver available.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Individual journeys not advised.
Uncertain political situation. Travel to borders areas with the senegalese region Casamance not advised.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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