Getting In and Around
A passport and a certificate showing current yellow fever immunization are required. Visas are required for all visitors except U.S. citizens. Check with your local embassy or government for details and latest updates.
Several airlines offer regular international flights into Malabo, and regional airlines offer service between the island of Bioko and the mainland. There is ferry service between Malabo and Douala (Cameroon). On the mainland, taxis are available for travel within the country and to Cameroon and Gabon.
GSM phones work well in Equatorial Guinea. Plan to buy a SIM card you’re your arrival.
Safety and Security
Crime levels in Equatorial Guinea are relatively low for the region, and violent crime is exceptional. Nonviolent street crime is on the rise, however, and visitors should exercise normal caution. Sexual assault and hate crimes are rare.
Outside of Malabo and Bata, military checkpoints are common. Military personnel generally do not speak English or other foreign languages, so visitors who do not speak Spanish should have their itinerary and reason for being in the country written in Spanish.
The country operates on a cash economy. Credit cards are only infrequently accepted. Cash machines are rare in Equatorial Guinea, and most require membership in a local bank. Foreigners should use the ATM at the Malabo International Airport or SGBGE Bank in downtown Malabo.
For the most up-to-date information, please check with your local embassy or government.