Foreign travel advice

Guinea

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against all but essential travel to Guinea.

The World Health Organization declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea on 1 June 2016.

You should check this travel advice carefully before planning any travel to Guinea and follow the health advice on the NHS Choices website.

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 a general threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

The Guinean authorities maintain police and local militia checkpoints across the whole country. Carry identification with you at all times. See Road travel and Local laws and customs

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. You should avoid travelling at night outside Conakry. 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.