According to dentistrymyth, Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: Guinea Ecuatorial, French: Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese: Guiné Equatorial) is a country in Africa. Equatorial Guinea consists of Mbini, which borders Gabon and Cameroon and a number of islands. The largest and most famous islands are Bioko and Annobon. Equatorial Guinea has been independent from Spain since 1968. The capital of Equatorial Guinea is Malabo, located on Bioko Island. A number of major cities in Equatorial Guinea are: Bata and Ebebiyín.
Equatorial Guinea is known for its oil production and beautiful nature. There are rainforests and many animals to be found. Equatorial Guinea also has a national park: “Monte Alen”. Here you will find a beautiful rainforest with gorillas and elephants. The country is not yet familiar with tourism and is therefore not set up for this.
Where is Equatorial Guinea?
Travel information of Equatorial Guinea
Official name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Area: 28,051 km²
Capital: Malabo (on the island of Bioko)
Country code: GQ, GNQ
Population: 836,178 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 3,008 m (Pico Basilé)
Distance (Amsterdam – Malabo): 5,399 km
Flight time: approximately 7 hours
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Equatorial Guinea that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Equatorial Guinea, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Equatorial Guinea. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Equatorial Guinea?
Weather and climate
Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate. The temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Equatorial Guinea can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Equatorial Guinea can be found at Climate info.
January, February, November and December are the best months to travel to Equatorial Guinea. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.
Spanish and French are both official languages in Equatorial Guinea. In addition, Fang and Bubi are spoken.
Do you want to translate from or to Spanish/French for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Equatorial Guinea.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Benin (also for Equatorial Guinea):
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Equatorial Guinea.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Equatorial Guinea. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Equatorial Guinea, payment is made with the CFA franc (XAF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs in Equatorial Guinea.
In Equatorial Guinea it is not customary to tip. If you do tip, a maximum of 5% tip is enough.
During our summer time it is 1 hour earlier in Equatorial Guinea.
During our winter time there is no time difference.
Equatorial Guinea has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Equatorial Guinea on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Equatorial Guinea you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Equatorial Guinea.
In Equatorial Guinea you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity in Equatorial Guinea can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 2878
– Fire: 2737
– Ambulance: 3101
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Equatorial Guinea can be found on Google news.
You can find an overview of the newspapers from Equatorial Guinea on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Equatorial Guinea end in.gq.
Official website of Equatorial Guinea: guineaecuatorialpress.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Equatorial Guinea is 00240 or +240.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Equatorial Guinea? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Equatorial Guinea Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Equatorial Guinea.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Equatorial Guinea.
An overview of all public holidays in Equatorial Guinea can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Equatorial Guinea, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Equatorial Guinea?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Equatorial Guinea. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Equatorial Guinea can be found on Protected Planet.
Equatorial Guinea is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Equatorial Guinea? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Equatorial Guinea.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Equatorial Guinea is currently building a new mainland capital?
… Equatorial Guinea has no freedom of the press, just like North Korea and Syria?
…Oil is by far the most important source of income for Equatorial Guinea?
…Family ties in Equatorial Guinea are very close?