Visa and Immigration Procedures to Guinea-Bissau
Passengers of most world countries may obtain a visa for Guinea-Bissau upon arrival to Guinea-Bissau's main airport in Bissau. Citizens of several neighboring African countries, namely Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and some others can enter Guinea-Bissau without a visa, provided they have a valid return ticket or an outbound ticket. Passengers transiting through Guinea-Bissau may stay at the airport without a visa if their flight from Guinea-Bissau is within 24 hours. Passengers with an onward ticket may obtain a transit visa for 48 hours in Guinea-Bissau.
Things/Items Allowed into Guinea-Bissau
Passengers may bring in a reasonable quantity of tobacco products and alcohol.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Guinea-Bissau
・ No Restrictions on Exports from Guinea-Bissau
Things/Items Forbidden into Guinea-Bissau
Voice of Travelers to Guinea-Bissau
Aboard Air Bissau, from Guinea-Bissau to Cape Verde
In the 1990s when we lived in Guinea-Bissau, we decided to take a trip with Air Bissau from Guinea-Bissau to Cape Verde. Our ticket agent suggested we buy a single ticket and return on a cruise ship. We had never flown with an African airline, so flying aboard Air Bissau was quite an experience. When we purchased the ticket, we asked to sit by the window, and this was granted. Guinea-Bissau is a small country and we could see it all from the air. Once in Cape Verde, we bought the cruise ship ticket to return to Guinea-Bissau. The trip to Guinea-Bissau took several days, but all service was included in the price of the ticket, so we did not mind.
Our trip to Guinea-Bissau
We took part in a Voluntary Teaching Program in Guinea-Bissau. The organization was called Hope for Guinea-Bissau and it took care of a return ticket and accommodation, as well as a visa to Guinea-Bissau for a year. We flew to Guinea-Bissau with TAP from Lisbon and the airline delivered great service. Our accommodation was quite good too. After we landed in Guinea-Bissau, the organization representative took us to Guinea-Bissau's capital. We eventually changed the original return ticket from Guinea-Bissau to an onward ticket through Morocco. On our way back from Guinea-Bissau, we therefore stopped in Casablanca for a few nights. For this reason, we contacted a Moroccan ticket agency which issued us the ticket with Air Maroc. The flight out of Guinea-Bissau was a pleasant one as was our whole African experience.
Guinea-Bissau Travel FAQs
Q. Can I take a trip from Guinea-Bissau to Guinea?
A. Yes, there is a bus transport from Guinea-Bissau to Guinea. Tickets can be purchased at the bus company in Bissau. Another option is to fly from Guinea-Bissau. There are airlines which fly out of Guinea-Bissau to the neighboring countries on a regular basis.
Guinea-Bissau - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toOsvaldo Vieira International Airport・ Casablanca International Airport
・ Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon)
Flight Routes to Guinea-Bissau
Direct flights to Guinea-Bissau are operated by various foreign carriers from countries such as Morocco and Portugal. Guinea-Bissau's main airport is in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. Direct flights from Europe and the US are available with Royal Air Maroc. There are daily flights from Dakar via Air Senegal.