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Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents
May 30, 2020

As of May 28, 2020, there are 3,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.

The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents only, departing Conakry on June 2, 2020.

This flight is full and has a large standby list.

If you registered for this flight and have been authorized for either a confirmed or standby seat, you received an email earlier today.  These passengers will receive additional information, including the time to arrive at the airport, on the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, 2020.

If you did NOT receive an email from ConakryACS@state.gov this afternoon clearly confirming your seat or your standby status, you do not have a seat for this flight.  Do not come to the airport, you will not be allowed to enter the airport if you name is not on the list of confirmed and standby passengers.

Selections were made in the priority order of vulnerable U.S. citizens, including minors, other U.S. citizens, and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents who are the parents or escorts of U.S. citizen minors.  We were unable to accommodate all U.S. citizens who registered for the flight.  As previously noted, we are unable to accommodate unaccompanied U.S. citizen minors on this flight.

Please do not call the Embassy asking for the status of your registration, we will not provide information on the phone.

We do not anticipate that there will additional U.S. government repatriation flights in the future.

Conakry Gbessia International Airport is closed to all commercial travelers.  No date for possible reopening has been determined.

Given the closure of airports and reduction of flight options worldwide, U.S. citizens should be prepared to remain outside the United States for an extended period.  Continue to monitor the websites of commercial airlines that normally operate in Guinea for news.

On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a Level 4”Do Not Travel” Global Health Alert to U.S. citizens.

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


U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
Phone number:  +224-655-10-40-00
Email address:  ConakryACS@state.gov

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