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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
January 17, 2020

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following area:

  • Bambeto Circle

Event:  We have received reports of the funeral planned for today in the area of Bambeto Circle, for a protester killed during recent unrest.

In addition, we have received reports of planned protest activity scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, although details have not been announced.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid Bambeto Circle beginning immediately, until 7am tomorrow morning.

  • 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.


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