Health Alert: June 2 Repatriation Flight Departure and COVID-19 Embassy Operations (June 2, 2020)
As of May 31, 2020, there are 3,706 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
A U.S. government repatriation flight for U.S. citizens departed on June 2, 2020.
The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there no regular options for air travel into or out of Guinea.
We do not anticipate that there will be any future U.S. government repatriation flights, and U.S. citizens remaining in Guinea should prepare to remain here for an indefinite and extended period until commercial flights are again available.
Please follow information about commercial options on the websites of commercial airlines operating in Guinea, such as Air France, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, ASKY, etc., or by coordinating with a local travel agency. Air France occasionally operates flights from Conakry to Paris. Brussels Airlines has suspended all flights to and from Conakry through September 1.
If you have not already done so, please enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) as all information is disseminated through STEP messages.
U.S. government personnel in Guinea are teleworking to reduce the risk of transmission and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry has suspended all visa, DNA, and non-emergency services for U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens may contact us via email at ConakryACS@state.govfor emergency services.
Please pay close attention to the automated response you will receive when emailing this mailbox as we update that response daily with useful information that is likely to answer any questions you may have.
Up-to-date information specific to Guinea is available under our country information here https://gn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/