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Guinea-Bissau

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Risk Summary

Crime and road traffic accident are likely the most common issues faced by travellers to the country. Violent crime is rare in the capital Bissau, though the country's status as a hub for drug trafficking, as a result of the entrenchment of organised crime and the inadequacy of the security forces, means that security precautions are required.

The country is prone to bouts of political instability and tension between the government and military, with a related potential for coup attempts, which can result in travel restrictions such as curfews and border closures. While such political developments can prompt unrest that may pose incidental risks to foreign travellers, they have rarely had a serious or direct impact on expatriates and business travellers.

Travel outside the capital carries a greater risk due to the threat of banditry and the poor state of roads. Night travel should be avoided and enhanced precautions are needed when travelling to areas along the border with Senegal. Remote rural areas continue to carry the threat of unexploded landmines.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Guinea-Bissau
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGuinea-Bissau is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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