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May 20, 2021

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  December 29, 2021

Travel to Guinea

Travelers to Guinea should be aware that COVID testing requirements both pre-arrival and departure, be fully vaccinated, curfews, and other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Guinea may change with little notice.  Local information may be found on these websites and in the notice below:

https://www.anss-guinee.org/

https://www.insp-guinee.org/

Travel to the United States 

Testing Requirements:  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions .

Please see resource list (PDF 478 KB) for one day testing locations.

Vaccine RequirementsEffective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) airline passengers traveling to the United States, must demonstrate proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Order prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft.

More details regarding what constitutes full vaccination are available on this page of the CDC website  and further information can be found at Travel.State.Gov.

 

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of December 29, 2021, Guinea has confirmed 31,412 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 392 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
  • A 24h00 to 0400 curfew for the greater Conakry area and N’zerekore is in place.
  • Checkpoints leaving Conakry and at land borders may test travelers, confirm vaccination status, and move travelers with positive tests directly to medical treatment facilities.
  • Schools have reopened.
  • Places of worship have reopened.
  • All cultural and artistic activities, mass gatherings, baptisms, weddings, funerals, nightclubs and discos are prohibited/closed until further notice.
  • The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is open, and most airlines have resumed regular flight schedules.
  • The Guinean Ministry of Health has activated a COVID-19 hotline-just dial 115 from any phone in Guinea.
  • The government of Guinea has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • A Health State of Emergency has been extended into September 2021.
  • Masks must always be worn in public spaces. There is a fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for each infraction.
  • Many businesses have been allowed to reopen with use of masks and social distancing measures required.

 

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Guinea? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one day? Yes
  • Testing is available through the National Public Health Institute (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSS))lab which is authorized to provide testing and certificates for outbound travelers for a fee of 650,000 GNF (approximately $67).  You must pay at EcoBank prior to going for your test. If you are flying to the United States, certificates must be dated no more than three (3) days prior to departure from Guinea, and result take two working days to return.  Tests may be scheduled online at https://www.insp-guinee.org/
  • If you are traveling to the United States, you should test at PALAIS DU PEUPLE, N.1, CONAKRY, GUINEA NEAR JARDIN 2 OCTOBRE. Information is available here: https://covid.insp-guinee.org/en/?banki=accdn.
  • Testing for other reasons can completed at one of the following test sites:
  • Matoto: CT-Epi Gbessia,
  • Ratoma: CT-Epi Nongo,
  • Kaloum: Jardin 2 Octobre,
  • Dixinn et Matam: Hôpital Donka
  • Results can be delivered via text message.
  • The U.S. Embassy does NOT provide COVID-19 testing. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Guinea approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Guinea for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • What vaccines are available in Guinea?
    • Sputnik V
    • Sinovac
    • Johnson and Johnson
    • Pfizer
  • Vaccines are increasingly widely available in Guinea.
  • Find further information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Guinea by calling 115 from any phone in Guinea or via email at info@anss-guinee.org.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required for entry?   Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  Yes 
  • Masks are always required in the airport and on airplanes.
  • All travelers must have at least three (3) masks per person with them.
  • Some airlines, including Air France, require that the masks be surgical type masks.
  • Travelers must coordinate with their airline for specific requirements.  Airlines may have their own separate requirements.
  • All arriving and departing travelers must present the results of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test.
  • Arriving vaccinated passengers with proof of a negative test within the 72 hours prior to arrival will not undergo any additional testing or quarantine in Guinea.
  • Arriving unvaccinated passengers from destinations known to have Alpha, Beta, Gamma, or Delta COVID-19 variants will be required to submit to an (PCR) COVID-19 test on arrival.
  • Note that COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Guinea are: Sputnik V ; Sinopharm ; Sinovac ; Astra Zeneca ; Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Arriving passengers with symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent to a designated treatment center until two negative tests are completed.
  • Departing passengers: only the National Public Health Institute (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSS)) lab is authorized to provide testing and certificates for outbound travelers for a fee of 650,000 GNF (approximately $67).  Certificates must be dated no more than three (3) days prior to departure from Guinea, and result take 2 working days to return.  Tests may be scheduled online at https://www.insp-guinee.org/ or completed at one of the following test sites:
  • Matoto: CT-Epi Gbessia,
  • Ratoma: CT-Epi Nongo,
  • Kaloum: Jardin 2 Octobre,
  • Dixinn et Matam: Hôpital Donka
  • Residents and/or tourists who require a visa extension should contact the Guinean Border Police (La Police aux Frontières) at the Conakry airport.
  • Visa extensions for departing passengers can be applied and paid for at the airport immediately before departing the country.  Departing travelers who require an extension should arrive at the airport early to complete this process.

 

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place?  Yes
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  Occasional
  • Land borders between Guinea and Guinea Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, and Libera are open.

 

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No
  • Arriving travelers with outdated test results, with symptoms, or who test positive for COVID-19 on entry will be sent to a designated treatment center under quarantine until two negative tests are completed.

 

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating?  Yes 
  • Is public transportation operating?  Yes

 

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • A fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for non-compliance with mask requirements may be imposed.

Consular Operations:

  • Routine U.S. Citizen Services appointments are available. Urgent requests should be sent to ConakryACS@state.gov.
  • Appointments for renewal of U.S. passports, applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarial services are available.
  • Go tohttps://gn.usembassy.gov/ for more information and to make an appointment.
  • S. citizens must register online in STEPto receive up-to-date information from the U.S. Embassy.
  • Appointments for services for Green Card holders are available. Please make an appointment for a notarial service online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=CRY&appcode=1
  • DNA services have resumed.
  • Limited visa services have resumed.

 

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