Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Throughout Guinea

Event:  Guinean legislative elections and a constitutional referendum are scheduled to take place in Guinea on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

On election day, all roads will be closed to non-emergency traffic.  Vehicles without special election worker permits will not be allowed on the roads.

As always, there is the possibility protest activity may occur in Conakry and throughout Guinea 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.

  • 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.

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