Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guinea.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Guinea franc GNF
Currency exchange rate
GNF 10'000 = ~ CHF 1.08 ; CHF 1 = ~ GNF 8.72 (09/2022)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar or euro.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Travelers are advised to check the amounts listed on the declaration form when exchanging foreign currencies.
8.30 - 12.30 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Conakry, 89, Rue MA 250, Quartier Coleah Abattoir, Commune de Matam
Tel.: +224 30 47 71 69
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
High crime rate.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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