Guinea travel information
The main problems when visiting the country are
usually related to traffic accidents, theft and profit
crime, and a poor health service. Travelers are
encouraged to take reasonable precautions and limit
traffic at night, especially outside the capital,
The most serious risks associated with visits to the
country are traffic accidents, theft and profit crime
and a poor health service. Travelers are encouraged to
take the necessary precautions to suit the current
situation. Night traffic should be avoided, especially
outside the capital, Conakry.
There are several known cases of fraud and extortion
of foreign nationals in Guinea. There is widespread
internet fraud in West Africa, and it is warned against
contacting the Internet with people you do not know.
Visitors are encouraged to take the necessary
precautions during their stay in the country and to
avoid situations that could lead to extortion and
Avoid taking pictures of people without permission.
Photo equipment, including cell phones, must not be used
near military facilities. Local traditions and customs
should be respected.
There is no particular danger to natural disasters in
Guinea, but in some areas flooding and drought are a
- Countryaah: Conakry is the capital
of Guinea. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Norwegian citizens staying in or planning a trip to
Guinea are encouraged to register their travel via
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians need a visa to stay in the country, and a
visa must be applied for in advance. The passport must
be valid for the entire stay and six months after
departure. The closest embassy to Guinea is in Paris.
A valid vaccination card must be presented on
arrival. Contact your doctor or vaccination office well
in advance of your trip to get the necessary vaccines
and information on malaria.
Guinea was severely affected by the Ebola epidemic in
2015. For up-to-date information and health advice on
Ebola - see the website of the Institute of Public
WHO has warned that polio is on the rise again in
several countries. To prevent the spread of polio,
Norwegian health authorities provide travel advice on
polio vaccination before staying in these countries, and
especially if staying for more than four weeks. Guinea
has had local outbreaks of polio. Read more on the
Institute of Public Health's website.
It should also be noted that health care is limited
and in general poor condition so that one must consider
traveling to Europe for medical treatments and
Guinea is a malaria area. Contact your doctor or
vaccination office well in advance of your trip to get
the necessary vaccines and information on malaria.
Please note that a valid vaccination card, especially
for yellow fever, must be presented on arrival. Check
the Public Health Institute's pages for updated
Norway is represented by the Honorary Consulate
General in Conakry, and this consulate is jointly with
Sweden. The Norwegian Embassy responsible for Guinea is
the embassy in Accra. There is limited capacity for
monitoring Norwegian nationals in the country. The UD's
24-hour operational center in Oslo can be contacted on
tel. +47 23 95 00 00 in case of emergency.
Official name is R¨¦publique de Guin¨¦e. The capital is
Conakry, and the country is sometimes referred to as
Guinea-Conakry. Other important cities are N'Z¨¦r¨¦kor¨¦,
Gu¨¦k¨¦dou, Kankan, and Kindia.
French is the official language of Guinea, while
other languages include peulh (full), mandink¨¦ and
soussou. Islam is the most important religion (85