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Demonstration Alert: Conakry (Guinea), Protests Expected on February 12

Location: Gathering points and routes have not been released, but typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle.                

Event:  The Embassy will be open tomorrow, February 12, 2020 with core staffing and operations only. The consular section will honor appointments for those who can safely travel to the Embassy.

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

As always, there is the possibility protest activity may occur in Conakry and throughout Guinea at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.  

 

  • 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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