Equatorial Guinea (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa enjoys full diplomatic relations with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea since 5 May 1993.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Equatorial Guinea

Mr P A Sifuba
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Equatorial Guinea Representation in South Africa

H E Mr F E Ngua Mangue
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Visas are required by South African passport holders.   Visas can be issued on arrival if prior authorisation has been reached with the Equatorial Guinean Foreign Ministry in Malabo.

The Foreign Ministry's contact details are: Tel and Fax: 09 240 9 22 71

Communication with the Foreign Ministry on visas must clearly be marked for the Consular Section

The contact details of the Equatorial Guinean Embassy in Libreville are:

Tel:  09 241 732 523

Fax: 09 241 732 522

Address: BP 14262, Libreville, Gabon

Health Requirements

A yellow fever certificate is required. Malaria is a high risk throughout the year. Immunisation is recommended for hepatitis A and B as well as for tetanus. Bilharzia and rabies are present. Immunisation is recommended for polio.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate is tropical, always hot and humid. Rainfall is heavy for most of the year, decreasing between December and February.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

Equatorial Guinea is a member of the "Communauté Financière Africaine" (African Financial Community) or CFA Franc Zone, made up of a group of West and Central African nations.

The CFA, which is the only legal tender, is not freely convertible. It was on a fixed exchange rate with the French Franc but is now on a fixed exchange rate with the Euro, namely 1 Euro = + - 656 FCFA (655 957).  The FCFA averages about 640 to the US Dollar.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Equatorial Guinea, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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