According to businesscarriers, Guinea is a country in Africa bordering Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Guinea has been independent from France since 1958. The capital of Guinea is Conakry. A number of major cities in Guinea are: Labé, Kankan, Kindia and Nzérékoré.
Guinea is known as the wettest country in Africa due to the many rain showers. Guinea is not touristy. For example, it is forbidden to take photos without permission and to come near palaces during the evening and night hours. Much has been lost in the field of nature in Guinea. Rainforests are destroyed to start farming and build roads. In addition, the many elephants that lived in Guinea have been poached. The country has no National Parks.
Where is Guinea?
Travel information of Guinea
Official name: Republic of Guinea
Area: 245,857 km²
Country code: GN, GIN
Population: 12,527,440 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,752 m (Mount Nimba)
Distance (Amsterdam – Conakry): 5,041 km
Flight time: approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes
Current status: All non-essential travel to Guinea is discouraged.
Current color code: Orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Guinea that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Guinea, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Guinea. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Guinea?
Weather and climate
Guinea has a tropical climate. Temperatures are between 25 and 35 degrees all year round. From May to October there is a rainy season with a considerable amount of rain (about 4 meters per year).
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Guinea can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Guinea can be found at Climate info.
Best time to travel
Janurau, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Guinea. This avoids the rainy season with extremely high rainfall.
French is the official language in Guinea. In addition, a number of dialects are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months when applying for a visa.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Guinea in Brussels.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Senegal (also for Guinea): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Guinea: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Guinea in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulate of Guinea in the Netherlands: us-africa.tripod.com.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Guinea, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Guinea. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Guinea people pay with the Guinean franc (GNF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Guinea can be found on our ATMs page.
In Guinea it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%, provided no service costs have been charged yet.
During our summer time it is 2 hours earlier in Guinea.
During our winter time it is 1 hour earlier in Guinea.
Guinea has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Guinea can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Guinea you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Guinea.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Guinea.
In Guinea you may in some cases need a plug adapter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Guinea can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: unknown
– Fire brigade: unknown
– Ambulance: unknown
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Guinea can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Guinea can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Guinea end in.gn.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Guinea is 00224 or +224.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Guinea? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Guinea Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Guinea.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Guinea.
An overview of all public holidays in Guinea can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Guinea, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Guinea?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Guinea. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Guinea can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Guinea can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Guinea? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Guinea, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Guinea, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, current sanctions, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Guinea.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.
Did you know that…
…85% of the population is Muslim?
… Gold and diamonds are mined in Guinea?
…There are still many French influences to be found in Guinea?