Civil Unrest Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Locations:

  • Bambeto traffic circle
  • Hamdallaye traffic circle
  • Gbessia (airport) traffic circle
  • The area between Bambeto and Gbessia traffic circles
  • The area between Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circle

Event: The Embassy has received reports of roadlocks, protesters, and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye and Gbessia (airport) traffic circles and portions of T1 and T2 roads.  There are reports of pop up barricades constructed by youths in Kipe near Kapporo rails.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid those areas.

As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  Avoid demonstrations and crowds.

  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guinea.

U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Phone number:  +224-65-10-40-00

Email address:  ConConakry@state.gov

https://gn.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444