Travel to Guinea

Guinea: Various travel information

How do you get to Guinea?

Direct plane flights go from Paris and Amsterdam to Conakry.


There is a ferry connection to Mali, but this depends on the water level of the Niger.

Car, bus

roads lead from Conakry to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia and via Kankan to Bamako in Mali. However, the road conditions are relatively poor. The border areas with Sierra Leone and Liberia should be avoided for security reasons. There are bus connections to Tambacounda in Senegal and Bamako in Mali.

Travel in the country

Air connections

Domestic air connections exist between the cities of Conakry, Labé, Kissidougou, Macenta, Siguiri, Boké, Kankan and N’Zérékoré.


The country has a total route network of around 1,100 km, but there is currently no rail traffic.


The national bus network connects Conakry with many cities in the country. There are also bush taxis.


The country’s road network covers a total of around 30,000 km, is in a relatively poor condition and often impassable during the rainy season. Asphalt roads lead from Conakry to Kissidougou, from Boké to Kamsar and from Conakry to Freetown in Sierra Leone. Due to the high level of crime, a blocking time was introduced from midnight to 6:00 a.m.

Ferry connections

There are a total of 1,300 km of navigable waterways in the country. Seasonal ferry traffic exists on the Niger, among others.

Traffic rules

Right-hand traffic prevails in Guinea. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC or the AvD.

Top speeds

  • Urban: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 40 to 50 km/h
  • Country roads: there is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads

Blood alcohol limit

There is no alcohol limit for drivers in the country.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Guinea’s international license plate is:


Formalities, visas

Germans, Austrians and Swiss citizens need a visa, a passport that is still valid for six months and a return or onward ticket to enter Guinea.

Visa department of the Embassy of Guinea

Jägerstrasse 67/69

10117 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 07 43 30

Import and export of foreign currency and goods

The national currency of Guinea is the Guinea Franc

1 Guinea Franc = 100 Centimes

The import and export of the national currency is prohibited.

  • Foreign currenciesThe import of foreign currencies is permitted without restriction, but there is a declaration requirement. The export of foreign currencies is limited to the declared amount.
  • Import and export of goodsThe following articles may be imported into Guinea duty-free:- 1000 cigarettes or 250 cigars or 1 kg of tobacco

    – an opened bottle of alcoholic drink and

    – perfume for personal use.

    – The importation of weapons and drugs is strictly prohibited.


Tourists in Guinea like to buy wood carvings, leather goods, traditional colorful local clothing, jewelry and bottle gourds.

Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious diseases

In Guinea, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria: There is a year-round malaria risk in the country, including in the cities. Over 90% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Cholera – but there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Filariasis
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis, mainly as a result of tick bites
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Kala Azar disease
  • Polio, polio
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Sleeping sickness
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid – however, there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Tick bite fever

Vaccination recommendations

  • Cholera – but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Yellow fever (absolutely !!)
  • Guinea worm infection
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Rabies – but only for people who can come into contact with infected animals.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever. Since the country itself is one of the yellow fever infection areas designated by the WHO, vaccination is strongly recommended.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most countries where a yellow fever vaccination is compulsory, this also applies to children over one year of age, in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, children below this age are allowednever be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Current warnings

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000


Guinea: Diplomatic missions

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Guinea embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

German representations in Guinea

Embassy in Conakry

Ambassade de la République fédérale d’Allemagne

BP 54

Conakry, Guinea

Tel: 00224 – (0) 30 – 411 506

00224 – (0) 30 – & nbsp; 451 508 <br />

Email: info@conakry.diplo. de

Representations of Guinea in Germany

Embassy in Berlin

Jägerstrasse 67 – 69

10117 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 2007 4330



Region Contact
Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein Honorary Consulate General in Rosengarten (near Hamburg)Rehwechsel 28

21224 Rosengarten (near Hamburg)

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 418 780

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 448 356

Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg Honorary Consulate in MunichDachauer Strasse 37

80335 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 97 30 67 09

Fax: 0049 – (0) 89 – 97 05 29 72

Austrian representations in Guinea

The Federal Republic of Austria does not have an embassy in Guinea, but is represented by an honorary consulate. The embassy is responsible for:

Embassy in Senegal

18, rue Emile Zola


Tel: 00221 – (0) 33 – 849 4000


The Austrian Embassy in Senegal is still responsible for:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ivory Coast
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Cape Verde
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Sierra Leone

Honorary Consulate in Conakry

Cité Chemin de Fer, Immeuble Labé

1167 Conakry/Kaloum

Tel: 00224 – 6021 3697


Representations of Guinea in Austria

Honorary Consulate in Vienna

Am Heumarkt 13/I/1/4

1030 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 713 6087


Swiss representations in Guinea

Switzerland does not have an embassy in Guinea, but is represented by a consulate general. The embassy in Ivory Coast is responsible.

Embassy, Ambassade de Suisse in Ivory Coast

Immeuble Botreau Roussel

28, avenue Delafosse


Ivory Coast

Tel: 00225 – 2021 1721


The Swiss embassy in the Ivory Coast is still responsible for:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone

Swiss Consulate General in Conakry

89, Rue MA 250

Quartier Coleah Abattoir

Commune de Matam

Corniche Sud

Conakry, Guinea

Tel: 00224 – 3047 7169


Representations of Guinea in Switzerland

Consulate in Geneva

Rue du Valais 7-9

1202 Geneve


Tel.: 0041- (0) 22 – 731 65 55


Travel to Guinea