Last updated: September 17, 2020
- As of September 16, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 9,612 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 63 hospital deaths. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
- The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is open, and some airlines are resuming regular flight schedules.
- 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 October 16, 2020.
- A curfew has been imposed between midnight and 4 a.m.in the greater Conakry (Conakry, Coyah, and Dubreka) area.
- Beginning April 18 masks must always be worn in public spaces. There is a fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for each infraction.
- 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 some land borders and exercises restrictions of various types at different land borders.
- Places of worship have fully reopened.
- Any assembly is limited to 20 persons, and various passenger number limitations were also enacted for different types of vehicles.
- Schools are open for examination classes and schools are expected to open for the school year in October.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 PCR test required for entry? Yes
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Masks are always required in the airport and on airplanes.
- All travelers must have at least three (3) masks per person with them.
- Some airlines require that the masks be surgical type masks.
- Travelers must coordinate with their airline for specific requirements. Airlines may have their own separate requirements.
- All arriving and departing travelers must present the results of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test.
- Arriving passengers: testing must be completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Guinea or the traveler will be tested upon arrival and be required to quarantine for 14 days.
- Arriving passengers with proof of a negative test within the 72 hours prior to arrival will not undergo any additional testing or quarantine in Guinea.
- Arriving passengers with symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent to a designated treatment center until two negative tests are completed.
- Departing passengers: only the National Public Health Institute (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSS)) lab is authorized to provide testing and certificates for outbound travelers for a fee of 650,000 GNF (approximately $67). Certificates must be dated no more than three (3) days prior to departure from Guinea. Tests may be completed only at the following test sites:
- Matoto : CT-Epi Gbessia,
- Ratoma : CT-Epi Nongo,
- Kaloum : Jardin 2 Octobre,
- Dixinn et Matam : Hôpital Donka
- Residents and/or tourists who require a visa extension should contact the Guinean Border Police (La Police aux Frontières) at the Conakry airport.
- Visa extensions for departing passengers can be applied and paid for at the airport immediately before departing the country. Departing travelers who require an extension should arrive at the airport early to complete this process.
- Is a curfew in place? Yes
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- Restrictions are in place at land borders.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No. Not if the COVID-19 test on arrival is negative.
- Arriving travelers with outdated test results, with symptoms, or who test positive for COVID-19 on entry will be sent to a designated treatment center under quarantine until two negative tests are completed.
- Call the Guinea COVID-19 hotline at 115 from anywhere within Guinea for information on COVID-19 testing options.
- The U.S. Embassy does NOT provide COVID-19 testing.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? No. There is no public transportation system in Guinea.
- Fines for Non-Compliance: A fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for non-compliance with mask requirements may be imposed.
- U.S. Embassy in Conakry staff is largely teleworking.
- A limited number of appointments for renewal of U.S. passports and applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are available . Go tohttps://gn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/ for more information and to make an appointment.
- U.S. citizens must register in STEP to receive up-to-date information from the U.S. Embassy.
- All consular section appointments for visa and DNA services have been cancelled until further notice. We do not know when these services will resume.
- Guinean National Health Service at https://anss-guinee.org/
- Other links:
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Find country-specific information on Guinea at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Guinea.html