Demonstration Alert: Protests in Guinea on Monday, October 14, 2019

Due to reports of multiple protests planned in Conakry and throughout Guinea on Monday, October 14, and the potential for violence associated with these protests, Embassy Conakry has advised Embassy personnel against all but emergency movement beginning after dark tonight, Sunday Oct 13th, and continuing until the morning of Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, and is providing the same advice to U.S. citizens in Guinea.  The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to remain in their residences and hotels during this period.  Please also note that the U.S. Embassy is closed for a U.S. holiday on Monday, October 14.

  • 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 Facebookand Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reportfor 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