Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Formal dress for large, diplomatic events (none for a year due to COVID-19) Work attire: business formal for certain positions that require interactions with host government; business casual or African dress for others. - Apr 2021

Not really. - Apr 2021

Formal dress is usually reserved for diplomatic or milestone functions. Suits are more common in the work place. There are a lot of students in the country, so they dress more casually. Traditional African dress is worn at all income levels and positions, although the president and his cabinet wear mostly Western-style suits and ties. - Jul 2020

People tend to dress business casual at this post both in public and at work. Traditional African clothing is also acceptable. Formal dress is expected at official functions. - Aug 2017

Guineans like to dress very professionally for work. Suit and tie is a must for men when meeting with someone high in the government. Outside of work, dress is fairly casual. Women don't tend to wear shorts; mostly dresses and skirts. - Sep 2014

Business casual at work; casual in public. - Jun 2012

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