Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Dotted with thick rainforests and beautiful multi-colored beaches, Equatorial Guinea shines in West Africa.
There are plenty of lodgings available to tourists, including hotels and waterfront resorts. Malabo, the nation’s capital, is also its most popular destination. Malabo boasts a vibrant nightlife, exquisite local cuisine, and a clashing of native architecture and older buildings constructed during Spanish colonization.
Travelers seeking nature will find what they’re looking for in Bioko and Luba. Both feature gorgeous beaches, exotic rainforest hikes, and many ancient volcanoes that are safe for day trips.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Equatorial Guinea. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Equatorial Guinea: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Per the State Department, Equatorial Guinea requires proof of vaccination against: smallpox, yellow fever, cholera and polio.
Malaria, dengue and chikungunya are all present in Guinea. Make sure to bring antimalarials, insect repellent and mosquito netting.
You will need to take medication before, during, and after you trip to Equatorial Guinea, as there is risk of contracting the disease year-round.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers are advised to be vaccinated against cholera prior to arrival in Equatorial Guinea, and to avoid drinking from any taps.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
Travelers will need to have an application for entry with completed information. They will also need a valid passport, a passport-sized photo, and proof of a return ticket.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Equatorial Guinea is known for heavy rainfall, high temperatures, and cloudy weather for most of the year. The wet seasons stretch from February to June and September to December. Climate differences across the country change by elevation and proximity to the ocean.
It is important to remember not to take any photographs of government buildings. This is against the law and is strictly enforced. The political situation in Equatorial Guinea is unstable. Avoid large gathering or conversing about politics with locals.
Stick to guided tours. Westerners traveling without a guide are often targets of crimes like theft and assault.
In general, Equatorial Guinea is one of the safer countries in Africa.
The biggest tourist draw in Equatorial Guinea is its beaches.
Consider visiting the beaches in Malabo and Bioko, as they are considered among the most beautiful in the country. Make sure to keep track of belongings when on the beaches, and to be mindful of riptides and jellyfish.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Equatorial Guinea:
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Equatorial Guinea, there is a U.S. embassy in the capital city of Rangoon.
U.S. Embassy Malabo
Carretera Malabo II
Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial
Telephone: +(240) 333-095-741
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +240 555-516-008
Visit the Embassy to Equatorial Guinea website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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