At least one death, several injuries and destruction of property were reported during riots in the eastern suburbs of Conakry on 18 February.
Peaceful legislative elections were held on 28 September 2013. A new National Assembly was installed on 13 January. A number of deaths and injuries occurred in rioting in Conakry during 2013. Further riots and spontaneous demonstrations are possible. Maintain extreme vigilance, monitor local media and avoid large gatherings. See Crime and Political Situation.
There is a low threat from terrorism. See terrorism
Serious ethnic violence broke out in July 2013 in the ‘Guinea Forestiere’ region in the far south east of Guinea. Nearly 100 people were reported to have been killed. See Crime and Political situation.
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
Cholera and malaria are present in Guinea. There is currently a serious outbreak of measles, mainly in Conakry. See Health.
Due to the small size of the British Embassy in Conakry, only limited emergency consular assistance can be provided.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.