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Demonstration Alert: Guinea, Multiple Demonstrations and Election Closures

Location: throughout Guinea

Events:

  1. We have been informed that the Conakry International Airport will be closed from Saturday evening until 20h00 Sunday evening.
  2. We have been informed that the Kaloum district of Conakry has been closed to traffic.
  3. We have been informed that the city of Kindia is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic.

The Guinean presidential elections are scheduled for Sunday, October 18.  There is always a possibility protest activity may occur in Conakry and throughout Guinea at any given time. The frequency and intensity of protest activity increases as an election date approaches, and during the week after the election.

On election day, all roads will be closed to non-emergency traffic.  Vehicles without special election worker permits will not be allowed on the roads.

Embassy personnel have been directed to avoid non-essential travel throughout the weekend.

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Guinea, advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Guinea due to COVID-19, and to exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest.

What to Do:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guinea.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
Phone number:  +224-655-10-40-00
Email address:  ConakryACS@state.gov
https://gn.usembassy.gov/
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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