Guinea international travel advice

Landscape view of Guinea

Guinea 🇬🇳

Guinea is part of Africa with main city at Conakry. Its Least Developed country with a population of 13M people. The main currency is Guinean Franc. The languages spoken are French and Fula. the Republic of Guinea is the formal name of Guinea It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~24.65 °C   🌧 ~2.03 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 13M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

There have been violent protests in Conakry and other towns since 14 October. Avoid demonstrations. Monitor local media for more information. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 1, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Guinea uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type K.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Fula

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Guinea uses the Guinean franc (symbol: Fr), code GNF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 25 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Guinea. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Guinea is on average 1.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Guinea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 90,294.05 GNF, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Cellcom, MTN or Orange. Guinea uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Guinea upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Guinea, dial +, then 224 (the country code for Guinea), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Guinea, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 30 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: January 1, 2020