Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

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

  •     Bambeto traffic circle
  •     Bellevue traffic circle
  •     T1 road between the autoroute and the Concasseur intersection.

Event:  We have received numerous reports of protest activity in Conakry, including tire and vehicle burning.

The Embassy will be open today, January 21, 2020 with core staffing operations only.   The consular section will honor appointments for those who can safely travel to the Embassy.

Embassy personnel have been directed to avoid areas in the vicinity of the Bambeto and Bellevue traffic circles and T1 between the Auto Route and the Concasseur intersection, and to avoid non-essential travel throughout Conakry.

As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.

Actions to take:

  • 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:  +224-655-10-40-00

Email address:  ConConakry@state.gov

https://gn.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444