Travel advice for Guinea.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guinea.

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Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Guinea franc GNF

Currency exchange rate

GNF 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ GNF 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Capital

Conakry

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Driving
  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Health situation
  • 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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Conakry, 89, Rue MA 250, Quartier Coleah Abattoir, Commune de Matam
Tel.: +224 30 47 71 69

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 12.30 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Other information

Security

  • 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.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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