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Entry into Equatorial Guinea requires a visa and a passport valid for at least six months. Exceptions include CEMAC community countries and countries with special agreements with Equatorial Guinea.
The Government of Guinea intends to grant entry visas to participants and any accompanying persons upon arrival at Malabo International Airport as part of the hospitality it is extending to everyone participating in the 2019 Annual Meetings.
For those wishing to obtain an entry visa before arriving in Malabo, please contact Equatorial Guinea's diplomatic missions and prepare the following documents:

  •   A passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  •   A completed application form
  •   A recent identity photograph (45 mm x 35 mm)
  •   Proof of travel (invitation letter)
  •   Confirmation of air ticket reservation or a photocopy of the return air ticket.


The following are exempt from visa fees: holders of diplomatic passports, African Development Bank laissez passers, other laissez passers and service passports, and citizens of countries with visa waiver agreements with Equatorial Guinea.
Participants who do not hold an entry visa are invited to forward a photocopy of their passport to the African Development Bank to obtain a visa letter issues by the Equatorial Guinean authorities.


Length of stay

Length of stay varies according to the type of visa. For the Annual Meetings, the length of stay will correspond to the type of visa issued upon arrival at Malabo airport.

Foreign nationals exempted from visa requirements

Members of African Development Bank staff holding a Bank laissez passer issued are exempt from the requirement for a visa for entry into Equatorial Guinea.

Foreign and diplomatic representations



The World Health Organization requires that travellers entering the Republic of Equatorial Guinea present a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever and polio.
An individual international health record attesting to protection against yellow fever is required. Participants without a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever will be vaccinated upon arrival at the Malabo airport health centre.


Air transport

The following airlines fly direct to Equatorial Guinea:

  •   Air France: 5 flights a week from Paris, except Thursdays and Sundays;
  •   Lufthansa: 1 flight a day from Frankfurt;
  •   Ethiopian: 1 flight a day from Addis Ababa;
  •   Royal Air Maroc: 1 flight a week, on Fridays, from Casablanca via Libreville;
  •   Ceiba, the flag carrier, and Cronos, a private company, are the two local companies operating from Malabo.
      Cronos provides scheduled flights to Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria;
      Ceiba offers regional flights to central African countries -- Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Chad, São Tomé and Príncipe -- West African countries including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Togo -- and a daily flight to Madrid, Spain.


Customs requirements

The Government of Equatorial Guinea will facilitate customs formalities for members of delegations participating in the Annual Meetings. Special arrangements will be made to ease customs formalities in accordance with national legislation.
It is strictly forbidden to bring prohibited substances including drugs, morphine, opium, cannabis, etc. into Equatorial Guinea.
Dangerous good are strictly forbidden from being brought into or exported from the country. Firearms are prohibited. Any visitor wishing to bring a weapon of any kind into the country, including sporting weapons, must obtain a firearm-carrying permit.