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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
June 22, 2020

Location:  Throughout Guinea

Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea 

As of June 22, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 4,988 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 27 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.   

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.  

We are currently accepting appointment requests ONLY  to renew already expired U.S. passports and passports that will expire through July 15, 2020.  We will announce via STEP messaging when we are able to reopen for non-emergency services.  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/