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History of Relations
Africa and Guinea-Bissau established formal diplomatic relations on 11 October
African Representation in Guinea-Bissau
H E Mr N N Lehoko
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
in South Africa
Consul Johannesburg, South Africa.
Visa requirements for South Africans
For more information
contact the South African Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. South African passport holders
require entry visas for Guinea-Bissau.
While a valid international health certificate proving
vaccination against yellow fever only is required, vaccination against hepatitis
A and B and meningitis is also recommended. Preventative measures against malaria
are strongly advised.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Guinea-Bissau has a humid tropical climate. Average annual temperature
in the capital, Bissau, ranges from 24,4 degrees C in January to 26,7 degrees
C in July, while annual rainfall averages 1 950mm.
For up-to-date weather
information click here.
The monetary unit is the CFA franc, divided into 100 centimes.
The currency, which is shared by the fifteen member states of the "African
Financial Community" (CFA), is linked to the French franc (FRF) in a fixed
exchange rate of CFA 100 = FRF 1. The symbol for the CFA franc, which is not convertible
outside the CFA franc zone, is "CFA".
For current exchange rates
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Guinea-Bissau, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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