SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

CRIME

Armed robberies, muggings and petty crime occur, particularly in Bata and Malabo. Armed robberies and muggings targeting foreigners have increased in Malabo. Avoid walking alone and walking near nightlife spots after dark. Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations sometimes occur.

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities
  • Monitor local media for the latest information

More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)

ROAD SAFETY

Road conditions in Equatorial Guinea are good. Most roads are paved and traffic signs are adequate. Excessive speeds, increased traffic and driving habits pose risks.

Police and military checks and roadblocks are common. If you are stopped for a traffic violation, cooperate with local authorities. If fined, request a citation that you can pay at a local court.

Avoid travel after dark. Do not pick up hitchhikers. In the event of an accident, do not move your vehicle until the police arrives.

Minibuses and taxis are available throughout the country. Car rental companies also exist. Do not use shared taxis. Do not take taxis alone, and avoid using them in Bata.

AIR TRAVEL

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

General information about foreign domestic airlines

BORDER WITH CAMEROON

The border with Cameroon is frequently closed. Contact local authorities for the latest information.

PIRACY

Pirate attacks occur in coastal waters and, in some cases, farther out at sea. Mariners should take appropriate precautions.

Live piracy report – International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre