Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Measles Epidemic in Conakry

Photo by: U.S. Department of State (IIP Bureau)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Ministry of Health of the government of Guinea has declared a measles epidemic in Conakry.  U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Guinea should obtain recommended vaccinations.

Further information about vaccinations recommended for Guinea can be found in the Country Specific Information for Guinea and by contacting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A list of doctors in Guinea who may have the vaccine is available on our website.  At this time, the CDC has not issued a travel notice.

For further information:

  • To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas, or visit the CDC website at
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Guinea Country Specific Information.
  • 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, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry at 657-10-4444 Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + 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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