Travel Information Guinea-Bisseau
- FLAG 🇬🇼
- CAPITAL Bissau
- GOVERNMENT Fragile Democracy
- CURRENCY West African CFA franc (XOF), interchangeable at par with the Central African CFA franc (XAF)
- POPULATION 1,442,029 (July 2006 est.)
- TOTAL AREA 36,120 km2 (water 8,120 km2 land 28,000 km2)
- LANGUAGES Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
- DECIMAL SYSTEM x
- TIME ZONE x
- LOCATION x
Most popular cities in Guinea-Bisseau
- Bissau – capital
- Bafatá – Bafata is a pleasant town with an interesting colonial centre, located on the Rio Gêba. Hometown of Bissau-Guinean patriot Amilcar Cabral. Ask around near the old market to visit his house.
- Bissora – Bissora is a town in the region of Oio. The majority of people living in the Bissora sector belong to the Balanta ethnic group.
- Bolama – capital of the country until 1941, has some magnificent examples of colonial architecture and has been suggested as a world heritage site.
- Buba – End of the tarmac going to the south of Guinea-Bissau. The town is built along a tidal river, the Rio Grande de Buba. Decent hotel.
- Bubaque – Largest town in the Bijagos archipelago, with hotels and harbor for boat trips to other islands.
- Cacheu – Cacheu was once an important place for slave-trading, and there is still a little fort.
- Gabú – Bustling, friendly market town with a few nightclubs, bars and hotels.
Sockets & Plugs
xxx uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type M.
High crime rate
IDP is required
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.
Rent a car
In order to rent a car:
- you must be over 25
- must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
- almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)
Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Cannabis is illegal & criminalized
- Police 112
- Ambulance 112
- Fire department 112
Vaccinations listed are recommended
The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Typhoid fever
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow Fever
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
- Hepatitis B
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