Location: Throughout Guinea
Event: COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea
As of July 13, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 6,141 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 37 hospital deaths. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out of Guinea.
U.S. government personnel in Guinea are largely teleworking to reduce the risk of transmission and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry has suspended all visa and DNA services.
Limited appointments for the renewal of U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are available. Information on requirements and how to make an appointment are found on our website at https://gn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
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.
Pay close attention to the automated response you will receive when emailing us, 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/covid-19-information/.