Guinea

Flights from the UK to Guinea

International Flights arrive at Conakry-G’bessia International Airport.

Royal Air Maroc flights from United Kingdom to Guinea

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Royal Air Maroc fly from London Heathrow to Conakry via Casablanca.  Flying time approximately 9 hours 40 depending on connections.

Air France flights from United Kingdom to Guinea

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Air France operate flights from London Heathrow to Conakry via Paris, flying time approximately 8 hours or longer dependent on connections.

Guinea Culture and Tradition

In most areas any explicit sexual behavior, kissing in public, showing a lot of skin, discussion of sexual matter with religious figures or during special religious days is considered taboo.

Weather in Guinea

The coastal region of Guinea and most of the inland have a tropical climate and the rainy season here lasts from April to November, there is also high humidity. Conakry’s year-round average high is 29 °C (85 °F), and the low is 23 °C (74 °F). Sahelian Upper Guinea has a shorter rainy season and greater daily temperature variations.

Best Time to Visit Guinea

The best time to visit is November and December after the rains.

Money Advice for Guinea

Local Currency

Guinea Franc (GNF)

General Advice

Currency is available in: 5,000; 1,000 and 500 notes, 25, 10, 5 and 1 coins.

Money Exchange

Currency can be exchanged in banks and major hotels.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are not available.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are rarely accepted.

Entry Requirements for Guinea

Entry Warning

The documentation and fee required for obtaining visas varies according to both your nationality and where you are applying from. It is the sole right of each country to determine who is allowed to enter.

Passport

All passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free.

Taxes

Some countries may charge an arrival or departure tax which may or may not be included in the price of an airline ticket, or may need to be paid in cash on arrival or departure.

Visa Requirements

Travelling from Requirements
Australia A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
Canada A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
Denmark A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
Ireland A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
Netherlands A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
New Zealand A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
South Africa A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
United States A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation.
United Kingdom A visa is required. It is advisable to obtain your visa before departure. You will need 1 visa application form, 1 passport photo, copy of bank statement, copy of air ticket & a letter of invitation or hotel reservation. The visa fees are: 30 day single entry £65.00 90 day multiple entry £90.00 6 month multiple entry £180.00 12 month multiple entry £360.00

Other Nationalities

Other nationalities should either contact Travcour UK (see below) or their nearest embassy for up-to-date information prior to departure.

Passport & Visa Service

For assistance with obtaining passports and visas UK-based ‘Travcour’ have been offering travellers a comprehensive and reliable travel document service since 1985. www.travour.com

Transport in Guinea

Buses

Buses and bush taxis operate between most main towns.

Taxis

Taxis are available in all main towns, fares should be agreed before starting the journey.

Car Hire

Car hire is not recommended, the best way to see the country is on an organised tour or by hiring a vehicle and driver.

Driving

Driving is on the right hand side.  Major roads are tarred, other roads can be hazardous and impassable during the wet season. Army or other roadblocks may be encountered at any time, including in and around Conakry, particularly after dark. Payment may be requested by roadblock authorities. You should avoid travelling after dark.

Trains

Although there is a railway in Guinea, there is no public service.

Boats

In the west season between July and November it is possible to travel by barge between Guinea and Bamako in Mali, the journey takes between 1 and 2 days.

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