Travel advice for Guinea-Bissau.

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Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

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)

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Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Portuguese

Capital

Bissau

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Bissau, s/c UICN, Apartado 23
Tel. +245 320 12 30

Opening hours

Banks

7.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

7.30 - 12.30 h and 14.30 - 18.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Driving

Rental cars with driver available.

Health situation
  • 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.

Other information

Security

  • 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.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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