Guinea Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Guinea Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Guinea, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

From the coastline adorned with beautiful beaches, through the charming forest region to the magnificent landscapes of Fouta-Djallon and the immense plains, Guinea is proving to be an exciting destination. This country offers unparalleled activities: hiking along the Fouta-Djallon or Mount Nimba, rafting, relaxing at the Bay of Sangareyah, nautical activities, the beautiful beaches on the Loos islands and even hang gliding to enjoy from above these breathtaking landscapes. You will be tempted by either a boat cruise to admire the mangrove forest or a trip to the Badiar National Park. Added to this breathtaking natural space is an original culture and never before seen ancestral traditions.

While traveling to Guinea, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A gorgeous landscape in Guinea

Recommended travel vaccinations for Guinea

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Guinea

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Guinea


Medical Care in Guinea

Quality care is still something of a luxury for locals in Guinea. Basic care is difficult to access, particularly outside of the capital Conakry. Medical facilities throughout the country are limited and the health system is plagued by a shortage of drugs and equipment. Moreover, medical repatriation can prove costly among other things. Unsanitary conditions and waiting times can lead to many complaints from patients. Avoid public medical institutions, as patients can be subjected to scams. The university hospitals in the city of Donka are the main public hospitals in Guinea.

In case of an emergency, call the Ambroise Paré Clinic, the Pasteur Clinic or the Mother and Children Center.

Is Guinea Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present; Caution required in Conakry
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Hazardous driving; Improvised roadblocks, always carry identification
Public transportation Extreme caution required for buses and taxis
Shortages Regular shortages of fuel and water
Fraud Risk present
Health Polio and Lasasa fever warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Guinea?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Guinea. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

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Embassy of Canada to Guinea information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Senegal (DAKAR)
Street Address:
corner of Galliéni and Amadou Cissé Dia Streets,
Dakar, Senegal

Tel.: +221 33 889 4700
Fax: +221 33 889 4720

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Senegal. There is no Canadian government office in Guinea.

Click here to access the embassy’s website