There is a planned protest march in Conakry on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m. The protest march is scheduled to start on the AutoRoute at Tannerie in the Matoto Commune and continue on the AutoRoute to Transversal 1, then to Rue de Prince, ending at the September 28 football Stadium via Bellevue Circle. This protest march is likely to impact normal traffic patterns throughout Conakry.
Embassy Conakry personnel have been ordered to avoid the AutoRoute and Rue de Prince between Transversal 3 Road and September 28 football Stadium starting at 9:00 a.m. and until further notice.
As a reminder, Guinea is under a Level 2 Travel Advisory, which means that U.S. citizens should exercise increased caution when traveling here due to civil unrest. Frequent, unpredictable demonstrations occur across the country. Some have turned violent, resulting in injuries and fatalities. Demonstrators have also attacked vehicles when drivers attempted to pass through or around the protests. Criminals take advantage of the resulting traffic congestion to rob/extort money from drivers and pedestrians.
• 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.