Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations throughout Conakry

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of sporadic demonstrations in the city of Conakry, as well as in some outlying regions of Guinea. Some major routes in Conakry have been temporarily blocked, and traffic remains blocked or congested on Rue le Prince, Autoroute Fidel Castro, and the route from Bambeto Circle to the Gbessia International Airport. There have been reports of blocked traffic and rock throwing at passing vehicles in the Matoto, Hamdallaye, and Miniere neighborhoods.

The U.S. Embassy recommends that these areas be avoided if possible and to exercise all appropriate precautions when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Demonstrations can take place anywhere and at any time.  Vehicles attempting to pass through areas where protests occur are frequently targeted by people throwing rocks.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning, 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 S. Embassy in Conakry, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry, Guinea at +(224) 655-10-4000, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(224) 657-10-4311.
  • 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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