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

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

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are taking place throughout Conakry today, with unconfirmed reports of gunshots fired in Nongo and Kipe. Roads may be blocked without notice, and there is a heavy police presence. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution when leaving their homes and to turn back or seek alternate routes should they encounter a protest or demonstration, and to pay attention to local news reports for the most current information. U.S. government personnel have been advised to remain in their homes until the situation changes.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. You may also call 657-10-4444 during normal business hours, 657-10-4311 during after-hours for emergencies.
  • 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).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.