Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- As of June 6, 2022, Guinea confirmed 36,597 total cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 442 total hospital deaths since reporting began on March 12, 2020. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
- The government of Guinea has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- The Guinean Ministry of Health has activated a COVID-19 hotline. To reach an agent, dial 115 from any phone in Guinea.
- The U.S. Embassy cannot respond to individual traveler queries regarding COVID -19 vaccine status or testing requirements.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Guinea? Yes
- All local testing is conducted through the National Public Institute Health Lab (Institut National de Santé Publique)
- The fee is 650,000 GNF and it must be paid at EcoBank prior to going for your test.
- For more information and scheduling visit the Government of Guinea website: https://covid.insp-guinee.org/
- The U.S. Embassy does NOT provide COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Guinea approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Guinea requires that all travelers entering the country be vaccinated against COVID 19. The Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V vaccines are authorized, but requirements for timing of the vaccine prior to travel may vary by brand.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, but confirm all travel requirements for your specific itinerary with your air carrier before traveling.
- Though the Government of Guinea no longer formally requires COVID testing, please note that both pre-arrival and departure testing requirements, curfews, and other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Guinea may change with little notice.
- Please contact your air carrier to determine what requirements may apply to your travel. Note that COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Guinea are: SputnikV, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Masks may be required in the airport and on airplanes. Travelers must coordinate with their airline for specific requirements. Airlines may have their own separate requirements.
- 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? No
- Schools and places of worship are open.
- All cultural and artistic activities, mass gatherings, baptisms, weddings, funerals, nightclubs and discos may be limited in size.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- There may be occasional restrictions on intercity or instate travel.
- Checkpoints leaving Conakry and at land borders may test travelers, confirm vaccination status, and move travelers with positive tests directly to medical treatment facilities.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- The International Airport in Conakry is open and commercial flights are operating.
- Land Borders are open.
Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
- A fine of 50,000 GNF (approximately USD 5) for non-compliance with mask requirements may be imposed.
- Routine U.S. Citizen Services appointments are available.
- Appointments for renewal of U.S. passports, applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and Notarial Services are available.
- S. citizens must register online in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) to receive up-to-date information from the U.S. Embassy.
- Appointments for services for Green Card holders are available. Please make an appointment for a notarial service
- DNA services have resumed.
- Visa services have resumed.
- Institut National de Santé Publique
- Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire
- Other links:
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Country Information and Travel Advisory for Guinea