Foreign travel advice
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against all but essential travel to Guinea; you should check this travel advice carefully before planning any travel, and continue to take precautions against infection by Ebola.
Guinea was declared Ebola transmission free by the World Health Organisation on 29 December 2015. Although the chances of being infected remain low, there are measures you can take to prevent catching Ebola. You should follow the health advice on the NHS Choices website.
Although separate treatment facilities have been set up to respond to the Ebola outbreak, general medical facilities throughout Guinea are unable to provide the same standard of healthcare as in the UK. Many medical facilities expect to be paid up-front for treatment.
If you’re concerned that you might have been exposed to Ebola, or are showing symptoms, you should seek immediate medical advice. If you’re in the UK call NHS on 111. Cholera and malaria are also present in Guinea and have similar early symptoms to Ebola. See Health
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso. See Terrorism
Road travel can be hazardous due to poor driving standards and the state of the roads. Essential supplies, such as fuel, may run low from time to time. See Road Travel
Theft at gunpoint is increasingly common, particularly at night. The gold and diamond trade attracts criminal gangs. See Crime
Exchanging foreign currency on the street or using unofficial money changers is illegal and can result in military detention. See Money
The British Embassy in Conakry can only provide limited emergency consular assistance.
In an emergency - eg the death, assault, hospitalisation or detention of a British national - call +44 (0)1908 516 666 and follow the instructions to be connected with consular officers.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.