Tap Water Safety in Guinea-Bissau

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 ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited

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 Inaccessibility0%Low
Water Pollution0%Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility0%Low
Water Quality0%Low

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