Guinea-Bissau in detail

Travel with Children

Children younger than nine months should avoid travel to Guinea-Bissau because the yellow fever vaccine is not approved for them. For older children, check the relevant travel advisories and make sure all relevant vaccinations have been completed. Otherwise, you can generally expect hospitality and warmth from Bissau-Guineans. Baby-changing facilities are mostly non-existent and footpaths are unsuited to strollers. A couple of high-end hotels in Bissau have outdoor swimming pools, but there are few other child-oriented facilities. It's best to avoid feeding your children street food. Bring child-friendly mosquito repellent.