Security Alert: Protest March in Conakry and Throughout Guinea on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The National Women’s Committee of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) has announced a planned protest march to occur in Conakry and across all of Guinea on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  In Conakry, the protest march is projected to start on Rue de Prince at Bambeto circle, continue through Hamdallaye circle, and end at the Bellevue heliport/soccer field adjacent to Bellevue circle.  The announced time of the protest march is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Embassy Conakry personnel have been ordered to avoid Rue de Prince and Bellvue Boulevard between the Bambeto and Bellevue circles from 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

As a reminder, Guinea is under a Level 2 Travel Advisory, which means that U.S. citizens should exercise increased caution when traveling here due to  civil unrest.  Frequent, unpredictable demonstrations occur across the country. Some have turned violent, resulting in injuries and fatalities. Demonstrators have also attacked vehicles when drivers attempted to pass through or around the protests. Criminals take advantage of the resulting traffic congestion to rob/extort money from drivers and pedestrians.

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guinea.

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
    Phone number:  +224-65-10-40-00
    Email address:  ConConakry@state.gov
    https://gn.usembassy.gov/
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444