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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Guinea Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Guinea

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Guinea. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Guinea shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Guinea), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mali (4.7), Senegal (3.5), Sierra Leone (3.4), Ivory Coast (3.3), Guinea-Bissau with 3.3 and Liberia with 3.2 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Guinea

There are currently 5,969 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 37 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Guinea.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Guinea

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Guinea.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Guinea from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest. Country Summary: Demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and are often sporadic and unplanned, making it difficult to predict the size, route, or level of violence or congestion ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/guinea-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to the border regions with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire due to cross-border military and rebel activity and the threat of banditry.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/guinea

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/guinea

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Due to COVID-19, Guinea has declared a state of emergency until further notice. Preventative measures and restrictions are in place. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 5am. It's extremely unlikely international commercial flights will operate for some time in to or out of Guinea. Don't rely on published schedules. Contact your travel provider for details. ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/guinea

Individual rating changes for Guinea

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Guinea. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Guinea changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Guinea changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Guinea to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Guinea changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Guinea with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Guinea changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Guinea with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Guinea with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

About Guinea

Guinea with its capital Conakry is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly smaller than Oregon (245,857 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. The climate can be described as generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds. The landscape is generally flat coastal plain, hilly to mountainous interior. With a population of about 10.21 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Conakry
Population about 10.21 million
Size 245.857 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Oregon
Common languages French
Currency Franc (short: GNF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +224
Internet Top Level Domain .gn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GIN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 324

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Guinea is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • inadequate potable water
  • overfishing
  • overpopulation in forest region
  • poor mining practices have led to environmental damage
  • soil contamination and erosion

Natural hazzards

  • hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Guinea. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural processing
  2. bauxite
  3. diamonds
  4. gold
  5. iron ore
  6. light manufacturing

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cattle
  4. cocoa
  5. coffee
  6. goats
  7. mangoes
  8. manioc
  9. palm kernels
  10. pineapples

Guinean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Guinea.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. bauxite
  3. coffee
  4. diamonds
  5. fish
  6. gold

Import products

  1. grain
  2. machinery
  3. metals
  4. other foodstuffs
  5. petroleum products
  6. textiles
  7. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Guinea?

Guinea is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Guinea.

Is it safe to travel Guinea in 2020?

Visiting the country Guinea is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Guinea?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Guinea.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Guinea?

There are currently 5,969 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 37 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Guinea.

What is the size of Guinea?

Guinea has a size of 245,857 km² or 94,926 mi² which is slightly smaller than Oregon.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.