COVID-19 Information

Alerts and Messages for Guinea

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of June 29, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 5,521 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 33 hospital deaths. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
  • The Guinean Ministry of Health has activated a COVID-19 hotline-just dial 115 from any phone in Guinea.
  • The government of Guinea has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • A Health State of Emergency has been extended through July 15, 2020.
  • In addition:
    • A curfew has been imposed between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.in the greater Conakry (Conakry, Coyah, and Dubreka) area.
    • Markets must close at 6 pm. in the greater Conakry area
    • Beginning April 18 masks must be worn at all times in public spaces.
    • Movement is limited to school, work, shopping for necessities, medical care, purchasing medicine or medical supplies,  and emergency situations only.
    • The Government of Guinea has closed all land borders.
    • Travel between Conakry and other cities has been restricted.
    • Mosques, churches, educational institutions, bars, cinemas, and other service industry businesses are ordered closed.
    • Places of worship may reopen in prefectures has had no new COVID-19 cases for 30 days.
    • Any assembly is limited to 20 persons, and various passenger number limitations were also enacted for different types of vehicles.
    • Schools may open for examination classes once a detailed COVID-19 mitigation plan is submitted to the government.
  • Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 the U.S. Embassy is on full telework status.
  • All consular section appointments for visa, DNA, and American Citizen Services have been cancelled until further notice. Only emergency U.S. citizen services are available.
  • S. citizens must register in STEP to receive up-to-date information from the U.S. Embassy.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Air travel to or from Guinea was suspended effective 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
  • Conakry Gbessia International Airport is closed to all commercial travelers. No date for possible reopening has been determined. Some repatriation flights for Guinean citizens from other countries are arriving in Guinea.
  • All travelers to Guinea, including Guinean citizens, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding transportation. All travelers, including Guinean citizens,  must submit to a new COVID-19 test upon arrival in Guinea.
  • Travelers who test negative and are asymptomatic will be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine at the Onomo hotel in Conakry. After 14 days of quarantine and two negative COVID-19 tests the travelers would be allowed to depart the hotel.
  • Travelers who test positive at any time after arrival in Guinea will be sent to Donka Hospital for treatment.

Quarantine Information:

  • Suspected cases of COVID-19 are sent to a Ministry of Health center for testing and will be required to remain at the center until test results are available, in approximately 10 hours.
  • Negative cases will be required to report their temperature to Ministry of Health officials twice a day for fourteen days.
  • Positive cases are being treated at the Donka Hospital.
  • There are four laboratories in Guinea that can test for COVID-19.

The U.S. government does not anticipate that there will be any additional U.S. government chartered repatriation flights.

Any information we develop on any option to return to the U.S. will be disseminated via STEP.  All U.S. citizens should insure they are registered on STEP order to receive up-to-date information.

U.S. citizens should follow airline sites for Air France and Ethiopian Airlines for information about possible special commercial flights.

U.S citizens should plan to remain in Guinea for an extended period until commercial flights are available.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
Phone number:  +224-655-10-40-00 (U.S. citizen emergencies only)
Email address:  ConakryACS@state.gov
https://gn.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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