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Guinea is small West African country, considered an off-the-beaten path destination for adventurous travelers. Popular areas for visitors to Guinea include Iles de Los, a trio of nearby tropical islands and Fouta Djalon, an area with green rolling hills known for excellent hiking.
The coastal city of Conakry serves as Guinea’s capital. It is known for the historical architecture of its mosques and churches, as well as the Conakry Botanical Gardens, home to many tropical flowers and tall Kapok trees that can grow up to 60m.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Guinea. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Guinea:
Yellow fever is endemic in Guinea. The CDC recommends yellow fever vaccination for all travelers to Guinea who are over 9 months old. All visitors to Guinea arriving from countries with yellow fever must show proof of vaccination.
There is currently a measles outbreak in several areas of Guinea. Travelers should make sure they have been vaccinated against the disease.
The country of Guinea was affected by the ebola outbreak in 2014, but was declared Ebola-free in 2016.
According to the CDC, there is also risk of Zika in Guinea. Pregnant women should avoid traveling to the area.
To find out more about these vaccines, see our vaccinations page. Ready to travel safely? Book your appointment either call or book online now.
Guinea is a country where cholera is present. Travelers to the country should avoid contaminated food and water and receive a cholera vaccine.
Passport Health clinics offer Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the US.
Frequent hand washing is another way to safeguard against cholera
Americans must present a valid passport and visa to visit Guinea. Temporary passport holders may be subject to different requirements.
A valid passport and proof of yellow fever vaccination are also required.
Visas are generally valid for 30 days, but can be extended for up to 90 days.
For more information, see our Guinea visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Guinea has a tropical climate, with both a wet and dry season. It is hot and humid, and known as one of the wettest countries in West Africa.
Monsoon season is generally between June and November. It can make travel in some remote areas difficult as roads can become muddy and impassable.
There is no country-wide advisory in place for Guinea. But, the U.S. government advises caution for travelers visiting the country.
Travelers should to be vigilant, especially at the borders between Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali.
There is a risk of terrorism within Guinea. Pay attention to your surroundings while in public, and avoid any demonstrations or protests.
There have been instances of muggings and carjackings involving foreigners in Guinea. Avoid displaying items such as jewellery or electronics. Don’t walk alone or travel at night, if possible.
Road checkpoints are not uncommon. Keep your travel documents with you at all times. It’s also a good idea to keep car doors and windows locked during travel.
Water from local communities in Guinea should be considered contaminated and should not be used for drinking or cooking.
Guinea has a tropical climate, so light, airy clothing will help keep you cool and comfortable.
Guinea has both a wet and dry season. If you are visiting during the wet season, between June and November, be sure to bring a rain jacket and an umbrella.
Because of the humidity and moisture, Guinea is home to the type of mosquito that carries yellow fever. Be sure to bring mosquito spray to protect yourself from bites and don’t forget your vaccine.
If you find yourself in need of help when traveling in Guinea, there is a U.S. embassy in the capital city of Conakry.
U.S. Embassy Conakry
Transversale No. 2
Centre Administratif de Koloma
Commune de Ratoma
Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Visit the Embassy to Guinea website before traveling there to confirm correct contact details.
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