Can you drink the tap water in Guinea-Bissau?
In general, no.
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Guinea-Bissau (source).
Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
What do people in Guinea-Bissau think about the tap water?
You should drink only bottled or purified water. Avoid ‘disinfected’ bags of water sold in the street.
The most commonly searched cities in Guinea-Bissau are:
For a full list of cities in Guinea-Bissau, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.
World Health Organization Guinea-Bissau Water Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that 67 percent of Guinea-Bissau have access to drinkable tap water.
World Health Organization's 2017 Guinea-Bissau Water Data
The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Guinea-Bissau includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.
|Safely Managed||A location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.|
|At Least Basic||Safe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location|
|Limited||It would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.|
|Year||Population in 1000s||Safely managed||At Least Basic||Limited|
What Do People In Guinea-Bissau Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Guinea-Bissau have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.
A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.
|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||0%||Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||0%||Low|