Guinea Bissau visa requirements for Angolans

Travel and visa requirements

Guinea-Bissauan Visa is not required for Angolans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Angola citizens visiting Guinea-Bissau are granted visa on arrival and they can stay there for up to 90 days. 
  • Visitors are required to possess a passport with a validity of at least another 90 days from the date of arrival.
  • Visitors must provide at least one blank page of their passports for visa stamps.
  • Citizens of Angola can also opt to apply for the Guinea-Bissau Electronic visa.
  • To bring in pets, visitors should obtain a veterinarian certificate.
  • There are no restrictions on possessing local or foreign currencies at entry or exit.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay.
  • In Guinea-Bissau the power plugs and sockets are of type C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Guinea-Bissau currently uses the Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT) which places Angola 1 hour ahead of Guinea-Bissau.
  • The estimated flight time from Angola to Guinea-Bissau is 6 hours, 12 minutes.
  • Transport in Guinea-Bissau is made mainly by water, the road transport system is only secondary because roadways are unpaved.
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts West African CFA franc also known as a peso.
  • The official language of Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese which is widely spoken by 91% of the population. 
  • A typical Guinean dish consists of rice, millet and fish which are abundant and relatively cheap throughout the country. Plates that contain beef, chicken, pork, and goat meat are also on hand, often served or seasoned with different kinds of sauces, (peanut is common), palm oil and vegetables.
  • Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast that is known for its national parks and wildlife.
  • Off the coast of Guinea-Bissau is the Bijagos Archipelago, a group of about 88 islands and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean. Only some 20 islands are populated year-round.
  • Guinea-Bissau is also known for the Bologna Bijagós Biosphere Reserve which hosts animals that include marine turtles and hippopotamus.
  • The most famous tourist attraction and national park in Guinea-Bissau are the Orango Islands National Park.
  • Guinea-Bissau was known as the Slave Coast, as it was a major area for the exportation of African slaves by Europeans to the western hemisphere.
  • Islam is the main religion in Guinea-Bissau with Muslims accounting for 45% of the total population of the country. About 22% of the country's population are Christians while 31% adhere to the traditional African beliefs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Guinea-Bissau?

The best time to visit Guinea-Bissau is during its annual carnival, a cultural extravaganza that explodes onto the streets of the capital, Bissau during February when the weather is also at its most pleasant.

Is it safe to visit Guinea-Bissau?

In Guinea-Bissau, the nightlife is generally safe but exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea-Bissau as you would elsewhere due to high crime rates and weak state infrastructure.

How populous is Guinea-Bissau?

Guinea-Bissau is the 47th-largest African country by population (1,530,673). The top 10 African countries by population are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Algeria, Uganda.

Are there mosquitoes in Guinea-Bissau?

Mosquitoes are very prevalent in Guinea-Bissau. Visitors are advised to purchase anti-malarial pills, mosquito nets and repellents to ensure that there are no inconvenience caused by mosquitoes while visiting the country.