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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry requirements
Air borders have reopened. A few airline companies have resumed international flights.

Irrespective of nationality, the following are allowed to travel to Guinea:

1) Holders of long-stay family or professional visas
2) Spouses of Guinean nationals
3) Foreigners residing in Guinea
4) Holders of diplomatic passports from embassies or international organisations established in Guinea, technical assistants and staff are currently admitted to Guinean territory, as are humanitarian workers.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

It is compulsory for all travellers to provide a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel to enter Guinea.

Guinean nationals unable to provide a negative PCR test result will have to be tested upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

Arriving passengers with symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent to a designated treatment centre until two negative tests are presented.
(Until further notice)
Requirements for travellers coming from variant areas

All travellers arriving in Conakry from the UK and South Africa must also undergo testing upon arrival. They must quarantine until negative results are obtained .

Travellers will remain at the Onomo hotel in Conakry until the test result, which could take between 48 and 72 hours. Food and lodging will be paid by the government until the test result is received. Travellers will be able to leave the hotel with a certificate proving a negative test result. Those testing positive will be taken to a government treatment centre.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundThe country's airspace has reopened and airports are gradually resuming commercial operations. Land borders with Senegal and Guinea-Bissau are closed. The border with Mali is closed to foreigners.

Outbound travellers must show a negative PCR test before leaving the country, taken no more than three days before the flight. The tests are carried out by the National Public Health Institute labs, at one of the following sites: Dixinn, Kaloum, Matam, Matoto and Ratoma. The cost is 650,000 GNF (approx US$67).
(Until further notice)
Non-essential outbound travel to countries with more than 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the exception of freight, has been suspended.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA state of emergency is in place.
(Ends 27 June 2021)
Face masks are mandatory in private and public spaces as well as on public transport.

A night-time curfew from 22.59 until 04.00 is in place nationwide.

Restaurants can still operate but have to respect curfew hours.

Gatherings of more than 50 people for private events are banned.
(Ends 26 June 2021)
For any movement from Conakry to the country, travellers need a negative COVID test no older than 14 days.
(until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Guinea

COVID-19 information for Guinea

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Opportunistic crime and social unrest pose the main risks to staff. Demonstrations occur regularly, particularly during times of heightened political tensions, or over socio-economic grievances such as rolling blackouts, which sporadically occur. The security forces are liable to use heavy-handed and, to a lesser degree, lethal measures to disperse groups. Infrastructure is poor, making overland travel particularly hazardous, especially outside main urban centres.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment. However, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Guinea
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGuinea is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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