Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 9, 2020

Location: Reports of protestors and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles.

  • Bambeto Traffic Circle
  • Hamdallaye Traffic Circle
  • Areas between and around the two traffic circles

U.S. Embassy personnel have been directed to stay away from the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles, including areas in the vicinity of those traffic circles.

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.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Guinea Country Information

  •     State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444