We have received reports of sporadic protest activity and clashes between protestors and Guinean security elements in Conakry. Areas that re ortedly experiencing flashes of tension include the sector of Rue Le Prince between Hamdallaye and Bambeto circles, and the district of Wanindara. Additionally, there are reports of small groups of protestors attempting to disrupt roads and vehicular traffic by setting up unauthorized roadblocks.
Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the sector of Rue Le Prince between Hamdallaye circle, Bambeto circle, and the Cosa intersection for the remainder of July 20, 2020.
As always, sporadic pop up protest activity may occur anywhere 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 periods of unrest, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.
- 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.
- UU.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.
- Review the Traveler’s Checklist.