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Equatorial Guinea: Getting There and Transport

Equatorial Guinea: Getting There and Transport

How to get to Equatorial Guinea

From Europe, the fastest way to travel to Equatorial Guinea is usually by plane.

Airplane

direct flights go from Madrid, Zurich and Paris to Malabo. Another international airport is located in Bata.

Ship

Malabo and Bata are also the main port cities in the country. Passenger ships regularly go to Douala in Cameroon.

Bus and car

There are road connections to the neighboring countries of Cameroon and Gabon. However, these are in relatively poor condition.

Travel in the country

Flight connections

There is a regular flight connection between Malabo and Bata. In addition, small aircraft can be rented in Malabo, an international pilot's license is required.

Railways

There is no railroad network in Equatorial Guinea.

Bus

minibuses go from Bata to Mbini, Acalayong and Ebebiyin.

Roads

Most of the country's roads are unpaved.

Car

rental There are no car rental companies in Equatorial Guinea.

Taxi

Bush taxis can be hired. The fare should be agreed in advance

Ferry connections Ferry

traffic exists between Malabo and Bata.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Equatorial Guinea's international license plate is:

GQ

Equatorial Guinea: entry and exit requirements

Formalities, visas

Visitors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland need a visa to enter Equatorial Guinea, a passport that is valid for at least three months after their stay and a return or onward travel ticket. Furthermore, sufficient funds for the stay must be proven.

Visa department of the Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Rohlfsstrasse 17 - 19

14195 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 88 66 38 77

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 88 66 38 79

Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Representations of Equatorial Guinea in Austria and Representations of Equatorial Guinea in Switzerland.

Import and export of foreign currency

  • Local currency

    There is no limit to the importation of local currency, but a declaration is required. The export is allowed up to an amount of 50,000 CFA Francs.

  • Foreign currencies

    The import and export of foreign currencies is permitted without restriction.

Import and export of goods

The following articles can be imported into Equatorial Guinea duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco, 1 liter of wine and 1 liter of spirits. Declaring valuable items upon entry is recommended.

Equatorial Guinea: travel medicine, vaccinations, warnings

Infectious diseases

The following infectious diseases can be expected in Equatorial Guinea:

  • Malaria: There is a year-round risk of malaria across the country, including cities. Up to 90% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • AIDS, HIV
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Cholera - but there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • Paratyphoid
  • Sleeping sickness
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid - however, there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Tick bite fever

Vaccination recommendations

  • Cholera - but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria - a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Yellow fever, absolutely
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio - vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus - a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Typhoid - but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

When entering and staying in Equatorial Guinea, all persons who are older than one year and come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever. Since Equatorial Guinea itself is one of the yellow fever infection areas identified by the WHO, vaccination is urgently recommended!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a "stand-by preparation" with you.

Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?

Most people in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.

Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007. There is even no 10 € practice fee - but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price - that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge: The costs of malaria prophylaxis are also reimbursed by some health insurance companies. As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

Current warnings

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 51000

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Equatorial Guinea: Currency, Shopping, and Exchange Rate

The national currency of Equatorial Guinea is the CFA Franc

1 CFA franc = 100 centimes.

Equatorial Guinea is part of the Central African Economic and Monetary Union. The ISO 4217 code of the Franc CFA is XAF here.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 10,000,
  • 5,000,
  • 2,000
  • 1,000 and
  • 500 XAF

The CFA franc (Communanté Financiére Africaine) is the currency in 14 African countries that were usually French colonies in the past: Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoite, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It is tied to the euro.

Exchange rate

The exchange rate of the euro and the CFA franc is always the same as the CFA franc is firmly pegged to the euro (it was pegged to the franc before the euro was introduced). For countries that belong to the Central African Economic and Monetary Union, the exchange rate is:

1 Euro (€) = 682.671 CFA francs (XAF)

Bank opening times

Banks in Equatorial Guinea are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Shop

Shop opening times

Shops in Equatorial Guinea are usually open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

In Equatorial Guinea , tourists like to buy traditional wood carvings such as sculptures and masks, ceramic items and local musical instruments.

Equatorial Guinea: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Equatorial Guinea embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Equatorial Guinea embassies and consulates

Representations of Equatorial Guinea in Germany

The building of the Embassy of Equal Guinea is located on Rohlfsstrasse in the Dahlem district in the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Rohlfsstrasse is a quiet and beautiful cross street off Schorlemerstrasse, from which the embassy is approx. 200 m away. After another 200 m, Schorlemerstraße goes to Podbielskialle. This is where the station of underground line 3 is located.

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Berlin

Rohlfsstrasse 17 - 19

14195 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 8866 3877

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 8866 3879

Email: [email protected]

www.botschaft-aequatorialguinea.de

German representations in Equatorial Guinea

Embassy

The Federal Republic of Germany does not have a diplomatic representation in Equatorial Guinea; the embassy in Cameroon is responsible.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cameroon

Rue Nouvelle Route Bastos, Bastos-Usine

Yaoundé

Tel: 00237 - (0) 22 - 210 056

00237 - (0) 22 - 200 566

00237 - (0) 22 - 214 434

00237 - (0) 22 - 217 292

Fax: 00237 - (0) 22 - 21 62 11

00237 - (0) 22 - 207 313

Email: [email protected]

www.jaunde.diplo.de

The German embassy in Cameroon is still responsible for the Central African Republic.

Austrian representations in Equatorial Guinea

Embassy

The Federal Republic of Austria does not have a diplomatic representation in Equatorial Guinea; the embassy in Nigeria is responsible.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Austria in Nigeria

Plot 9, Usuma Street

Maitama - Abuja

Tel: 00234 - 706 - 418 3226

Fax: 00234 - 9 - 461 2715

Email: [email protected]

The Austrian embassy in Nigeria is still responsible for:

  • Benin
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Chad
  • Togo
  • Central African Republic

Representations of Equatorial Guinea in Austria

Embassy

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea does not have a representation in Austria; the embassy in Brussels is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels

Avenue Jupiter 17

1190 Brussels

Tel: 0032 - (0) 2 - 346 2509

Fax: 0032 - (0) 2 - 346 3309

Swiss representations in Equatorial Guinea

Embassy

Switzerland does not have a diplomatic representation in Equatorial Guinea; the embassy in Cameroon is responsible.

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Cameroon

Angle rues 1811 et 1814, Quartier Bastos

CM- Yaoundé

:

Ambassade de Suisse

BP 1169

Yaoundé

Cameroun

Tel: 00237 - (0) 222 - 050 67

00 237 - (0) 222 - 118 57

Fax: 00237 - (0) 222 - 093 86

Email: [email protected]

www.eda.admin.ch/yaounde

The Swiss embassy in Cameroon is still responsible for the Central African Republic.

Representations of Equatorial Guinea in Switzerland

Botschaf t

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is not represented in Equatorial Guinea, in charge is the embassy in Paris.

Embassy of Switzerland in Paris

Boulevard de Courcelles 29

75003 Paris

Tel: 0033 - (0) 1 - 4561 9820

0033 - (0) 1 - 4561 982

Fax: 0033 - (0) 1 - 4561 9825

0033 - (0) 1 - 4561 9825

Email: [email protected]

www.ambagefrance.com

 

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