Guinea-Bissau travel information

Guinea-Bissau 🇬🇼


Guinea-Bissau is part of Africa with main city at Bissau. Official language is Portuguese. Guinea-Bissau uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.


💱 Currencies Used

Guinea-Bissau uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Guinea-Bissau. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Guinea-Bissau is on average 0.6 Mbps.

📞 Calling

To call Guinea-Bissau, dial +, then 245 (the country code for Guinea-Bissau), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Guinea-Bissau, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .

🔌 Sockets

Guinea-Bissau uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🆘 Emergency





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Last updated: August 19, 2019