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Money & Shopping in Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea uses the Central African CFA franc (XAF). Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, and Gabon all use it. While the CFA franc (XAF) and the Western African CFA franc (XOF) are technically distinct currencies, they are used interchangeably in all CFA franc (XAF & XOF)-using nations.

The French Treasury backs both CFA francs, which are linked to the euro at €1 = XAF655.957.

Costs

In Equatorial Guinea, everything is very costly. A good room with extremely minimal facilities will cost between €100 and €400 (bring all essential items like towel, soap, shampoo, etc. since the hotel may not have any). In a nice and air-conditioned restaurant, a basic lunch will cost at least €30 (without beverages such as wine, beer, or soft drinks).

How To Travel To Equatorial Guinea

By plane There are two paved airports, one near Malabo (SSG) and the other in Bata (BAT) (BSG). Ecuato Guineana de Aviación, the country's primary airline, conducts domestic and international flights from Malabo International Airport. Other airlines that operate to Malabo airport include Iberia (from Madrid), JetAir (from London Gatwick),...

Destinations in Equatorial Guinea

Cities in Equatorial Guinea Malabo - the capital, on BiokoAcalayongBata - the major city on the mainlandEbebiyin - In the extreme northeast corner, Ebebiyin is a significant entry point.EvinayongLuba - another town on BiokoMbiniMongomo Regions in Equatorial Guinea Río Muni (Bata) - all of the mainland Bioko (Malabo) - island in the Gulf of...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Equatorial Guinea

This is one of the most difficult nations in the world to get a visa unless you are an American citizen. Citizens of the United States do not need a visa, however they must bring the following items with them while entering: two visa applications, two passport photographs, a...

Food & Drinks in Equatorial Guinea

Particularly in Malabo, there are many excellent places to dine. French food is available in the Hotel Sofitel's coffee shop (placed immediately over the Cathedral on the north shore). The main restaurant of the Hotel Bahia is a popular hangout for both locals and foreigners. The Pizza Restaurant is the...

Language & Phrasebook in Equatorial Guinea

Spanish (including its native variation, Equatoguinean Spanish) and French are the official languages. In 2010, Portuguese was considered for adoption as an official language, although it was not completely recognized at the time. Since 1844, Spanish has been the official language of the country, and it is used in...

Culture Of Equatorial Guinea

The First Hispanic-African Cultural Congress was held in June 1984 to examine Equatorial Guinea's cultural identity. The congress served as a focal point for integration and the blending of Hispanic and African cultures. Tourism Equatorial Guinea presently has no UNESCO World Heritage Sites or World Heritage List candidates. UNESCO's Memory of...

History of Equatorial Guinea

Pygmies most likely formerly inhabited throughout the continental area that is now Equatorial Guinea, but they currently only exist in small enclaves in southern Ro Muni. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Bantu migrations introduced the coastal ethno-linguistic groups, as well as the Fang. The Bubi, who moved from...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Equatorial Guinea

Stay Safe in Equatorial Guinea Taking photographs of government assets without authorization is severely forbidden. Photographing airports, government buildings, or anything of military or strategic significance is prohibited. Foreigners snapping pictures of locals, especially children, is usually frowned upon. Since a general rule, bringing a camera with you when strolling...

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