Equatorial Guinea consists of a mainland area of 26,000 sq. kms on the coast of west central Africa and the islands of Bioko, Annobon, Corislo, Elobey Granoe and Elobey Chico in the Gulf of Guinea. 75% of the population lives on the mainland.

The climate is hot and humid with plentiful rainfall, particularly on the coast. The mainland is considerably hotter than the islands. Monsoon deluges are common.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

The hot and humid climate of Equatorial Guinea can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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