The Embassy has learned of a military deployment to the central prison in downtown Conakry. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to, near, or through the Surety neighborhood for the rest of the day and to consult local information sources for a situation update before travelling to this area in the near future.
U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution, to be particularly alert to their surroundings, and to avoid crowds, demonstrations, or any other form of public gathering. U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence quickly.
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 Conakry, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry, Guinea, and is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. You may also call 657-10-4444 during normal business hours, 657-10-4311 during after-hours.
- 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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