U.S. citizens should be aware that the funeral for a person killed at Tuesday’s demonstrations is scheduled for this afternoon in Conakry. Starting at 10:00 am, the procession from the hospital to the Bambeto mosque will begin, with prayers at 1:30 p.m., followed by the procession and burial at Bambeto Cemetery, starting at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Past high profile funerals have resulted in standstill traffic between the U.S. Embassy in Ratoma and Bambeto circle, with high numbers of mourners blocking the route. U.S. citizen are advised to take alternate routes today to avoid traffic around Bambeto Cemetery and circle (entrance located just North of Bambeto circle on T2 heading towards the Embassy).
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 U.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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