Equatorial Guinea

Capital Malabo

Population 1,222,442

Area 28,051 km2

Key facts

Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 2 countries (Cameroon, Gabon) that Equatorial Guinea shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Spanish and French.

The national currency in Equatorial Guinea is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 655.96 XAF and 1 USD is worth 626.99 XAF.

Equatorial Guinean


Equatorial Guinean


Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Equatorial Guinea.12.63 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Equatorial Guinea, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Equatorial Guinea. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Equatorial Guinea?

There are no Mariott hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

There are no Hilton hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

There are no IHG hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

There are no Best Western hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

There are no Radisson hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Equatorial Guinea.

What fast food chains are present in Equatorial Guinea?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.

The KFC chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.

The Subway chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Equatorial Guinea.


What is the weather like in Malabo?

Today the sun in Malabo, rises at 6:11 AM and sets at 6:15 PM. The climate of Malabo may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen’s classification system.

ThursdayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
FridayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 25.8°C (78.44°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
SaturdayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
SundayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)
MondayOct 9Rain showersLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
TuesdayOct 10Rain showersLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)

Weather data for Malabo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Equatorial Guinea.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Equatorial Guinea.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Equatorial Guinea traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 27.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Equatorial Guinea

114 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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