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Comhairle Taistil Ghinearálta atá i bhFeidhm maidir le COVID-19
Avoid non-essential travel.
Security Status Last Updated: 16 March 2020
Latest Travel Alert
COVID-19 is still a threat, but with continued public health measures, vaccination and testing, it will be possible to travel internationally. You will need to plan your travel carefully and there are risks.
Department of Foreign Affairs services and practical supports to all Irish Citizens travelling abroad can be found on dfa.ie/Travel
Travel to Equatorial Guinea
For the lastest information on the COVID-19 situation in Equatorial Guinea, including travel restrictions, please check here.
General Travel Advice
Travellers are advised to exercise caution when travelling to Equatorial Guinea but particularly in Bata and Malabo where armed robberies and petty crime are prevalent. Demonstrations and large public gatherings should be avoided.
If you wish to travel outside Malabo on the island of Bioko or outside Bata on the mainland you will need to inform the local authorities in advance. You are advised to carry an appropriate form of identification with you at all times. The border with Cameroon is frequently closed and you should contact local authorities for the latest information.
If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
Travel to Ireland
Up to date information on travelling to Ireland can be found on gov.ie
Information on Travel within Europe (EU/EEA) can also be found on Re-open EU.
Safety and Security
Safety and Security
Safety and security
- Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
- Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
- Know who to contact in case of an emergency
Local Laws and Customs
Local Laws and Customs
Local laws and customs
Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.
Get travel and medical insurance
Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.
Check what vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. We can’t advise you on vaccinations, but you can get information about vaccinations from your local GP or an International Health and Travel Centre.
Polio vaccination is recommended for all travellers from Ireland to countries where polio transmission is a risk. Before travelling to areas where poliomyelitis cases are still occurring, travellers should ensure that they have completed the recommended age-appropriate polio vaccine schedule and have received a booster dose, if necessary. More information is available on the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre website.
Evidence of vaccination (in the form of a certificate) can be a requirement for entry to some countries.
Make sure you bring enough medication for your entire trip and for any unexpected delays. You may wish to also bring copies of your prescription in case you lose your medication.
If you are unsure about the entry requirements for Equatorial Guinea, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate
You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.
It’s advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to Equatorial Guinea and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.
If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad, we can help.
What we can do:
- Issue you a replacement passport that will let you finish your trip, or;
- Issue you with an emergency travel document to get you home.
We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you. As Ireland does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Equatorial Guinea there may be additional complications in processing and application for a new passport.
You should contact the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate to find out what you need to do to apply for a passport. They will also be able to advise you on the fees which apply.
Ireland doesn’t have an Embassy or Consulate in Equatorial Guinea so we can’t verify detailed travel advice to ensure that it’s accurate, appropriate and up to date. However, we encourage you to conduct your own research and to read these links to travel advice from other foreign ministries:
- UK: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Canada: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- USA: Department of State
Please contact our Consular Assistance Unit if you need guidance on the nearest assistance and we will help you as best we can.
Our number is: +353 1 408 2000.
Department of Foreign Affairs
80 St Stephen’s Green
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 408 2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Faigh árachas taistil agus liachta
Faigh árachas taistil cuimsitheach i gcónaí a chlúdóidh gach costas liachta thar lear, aslonnú liachta san áireamh, sula dtéann tú ag taisteal. Ní féidir linn íoc as aon chostais éigeandála a d’fhéadfadh a bheith ort ar do thuras. Mar sin, d’fhéadfadh árachas taistil go leor leor airgid a shábháil duit, má bhíonn fadhbanna agat. Ná déan dearmad na coinníollacha i do pholasaí a léamh agus a chinntiú go gclúdaíonn sé gach rud atá beartaithe agat a dhéanamh.
Teagmháil a dhéanamh linn
Níl aon Ambasáid de chuid na hÉireann sa tír ach féadfaidh tú teagmháil a dhéanamh le hAonad Cúnaimh Consalachta má tá treoir uait maidir leis an gcúnamh is gaire duit agus déanfaimid ár ndícheall cabhrú leat. An uimhir theileafóin: +353 1 408 2000.