Subject: Civil Unrest Alert - U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 13, 2020, 19h00
· Bambeto traffic circle
· Hamdallaye traffic circle
· Gbessia (airport) traffic circle
· The area between Bambeto and Gbessia traffic circles
· The area between Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles
· T-1, T-2, and T-3 roads
· T-2 road at Kapporo Rails
· North Corniche in the vicinity of the Riviera Hotel
Event: Today, Monday January 13, 2020, sporadic protest activity occurred throughout the city to include T1 between the Airport road and Hamdallaye, T2 between Bambeto and the Airport, T3 between Cosa and the Nongo stadium, Route de Prince between Bambeto and Hamdallaye, and Bambeto and Gbessia. Activity was also reported on the North Corniche and the vicinity of the Rivera Hotel. Road barriers made of rocks were constructed in back streets of Kipe, close to Kapporo rails.
There is a high likelihood that protest activity will continue tomorrow, Tuesday January 14, 2020.
The U.S. Embassy will be open, but will operate with core staffing only. Scheduled consular appointments will be honored for those who are able to safely travel to the Embassy. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment tomorrow, please contact us at ConakryACS@state.gov so we can reschedule your appointment.
As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any 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. These situations progress rapidly and with little warning. Monitor local media reports for up-to-date information.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Keep a low profile.
- Monitor local media reports for up-to-date information.
- Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
Phone number: +224-65-10-40-00 (after hours emergencies only)
Email address: ConakryACS@state.gov
State Department - Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444