Guinea-Bissau (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 and Guinea-Bissau established formal diplomatic relations on 11 October 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Guinea-Bissau

South African Embassy

H E Mr N N Lehoko
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Guinea-Bissau Representation in South Africa

No Representation

Honorary Consul
Vacant

Honorary Consul Johannesburg, South Africa.

Travel Info

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.

Health requirements

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.

Climate Info

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.

Currency Info

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 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 Guinea-Bissau, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

 

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