Sub Saharan Africa

Equatorial Guinea Flag of Equatorial Guinea

Still current at: 11 June 2008
Updated: 29 May 2008

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Health (prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea) and General (Locate) sections. The overall level of the advice has not changed.  

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Travel advice for this country

Local laws and customs

Penalties for the use and possession of drugs are severe and usually include a prison sentence that would be served in local prisons.
Photography of the presidential palace, ports, airports and military installations is strictly prohibited and can lead to imprisonment.  Special permits from the Ministry of Information and Tourism are required for all other photography.
Homosexuality is not widely accepted in Central African society and some sexual acts between members of the same sex are illegal.
You should carry copies of appropriate documentation (passport or residence permit) with you at all times.  Failure to produce documents on request can lead to detention.
For more general information for different types of travellers see Travel Advice Relevant to You.

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Nigeria, Lagos, Deputy British High Commission


Deputy British High Commission
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island


(00 234) (1) 2619531, 2619537, 2619541


(00 234)(1) 2614021 or 2625940


Office hours:

GMT: Mon-Fri: 0700-1430
Local Time: Mon-Fri: 0800-1530



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