Capital Bissau

Population 1,547,777

Area 36,125 km2

Key facts

Guinea-Bissau is a country located in Western Africa. There are 2 countries (Guinea, Senegal) that Guinea-Bissau shares its borders with. The official language of Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese.

The national currency in Guinea-Bissau is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 617.43 XOF and 1 USD is worth 636.5 XOF.





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, 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 Guinea-Bissau.6.12 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Guinea-Bissau. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 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).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Guinea-Bissau?

There are no Mariott hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

There are no Hilton hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

There are no IHG hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

There are no Best Western hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

There are no Radisson hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

There are no Accor hotels in Guinea-Bissau.

What fast food chains are present in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Guinea-Bissau.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.

The KFC chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.

The Subway chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Guinea-Bissau.


Today the sun in Bissau, rises at 6:50 AM and sets at 6:55 PM. The climate of Bissau may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 24.3°C (75.74°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
FridaySep 30RainLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 30°C (86°F)
MondayOct 3ThunderstormLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)

Weather data for Bissau (capital city) by


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 Guinea-Bissau.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Guinea-Bissau.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side No data available.


Theft Occurrence Rate  58.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2014.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 32.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  No data available.

Emergency phones in Guinea-Bissau

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

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

Cananbis legality No data available.


What are visa requirements to enter Guinea-Bissau?

Currently, citizens of 198 countries can enter Guinea-Bissau without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Guinea-Bissau.

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