Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations due to Presidential Elections

Vote counting of the recent Guinea presidential elections ballots continue. Official results are expected to be released later in the week. As there is an increased potential for demonstrations during this period and possibly after the results are announced, the U.S. Embassy has recommended that all U.S. personnel and dependents remain at home and avoid all non-essential travel.

Even rallies intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Guinea.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Guinea, along T2 off the Bambeto Roundabout in the Centre Aministratif de Koloma, Commune de Ratoma, at +224 655 104 444, from 08:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The weekend, holiday and after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+224) 655-104-444, or (+224) 657-104-040, and ask to speak to the Duty Officer. To call from the U.S, please dial: 00 224 655-104-444. The U.S. Embassy website is https://gn.usembassy.gov/.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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