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Equatorial Guinea - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events


Facts for the traveller for Equatorial Guinea

Visas: All visitors to Equatorial Guinea require a visa, which is usually valid for 30 days. In Africa, the easiest places to get a visa are Cameroon and Gabon, though it's not very difficult anywhere with same-day service the norm.
Health risks: Giardiasis, Fungal Infestions, Rabies, Tuberculosis, Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), Diphtheria, Malaria, Typhus
Time: GMT/UTC +1
Dialling Code: 240
Electricity: 240V
Weights & measures: Metric

When to Go to Equatorial Guinea

Rain is the main factor to consider when travelling in Equatorial Guinea. Dirt roads become extremely muddy, and you could find yourself stranded for some time. To avoid the wet season, the best time to travel in Equatorial Guinea is between November and April.


Equatorial Guinea Events

The most interesting events in Equatorial Guinea coincide with Christian or traditional religious ceremonies. Many of these are family or village based, but some public celebrations may occur. Independence is celebrated on 12 October and this is the most likely time to see public events in Malabo and Bata.


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