Guinea Practical Information

Travelers wishing to stay less than 30 days in Guinea Conakry must apply for a tourist visa before their departure at the Guinean representation closest to their place of residence. Travelers must have a passport valid 6 months after the scheduled return date and a vaccination record attesting to the yellow fever vaccine.

People in transit to Freetown must absolutely have a visa for Sierra Leone, otherwise they will face difficulties at Conakry airport.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Guinean representation closest to your place of residence.


Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter in Guinea Conakry.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required (especially for family stays).
As part of the tours organized by Timuntu Travel, the agency only offers trips with a guide-driver.

Jet lag

Guinea Conakry Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Guinea Conakry uses the Guinean franc.
1 Euro (€) = 11431,87 Guinean franc
1 Dollar (USD) = 9654,11 Guinean franc

220 Volts; 50 Hz
Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.  More Info here.


The official language of Guinea Conakry is French.
National languages are also present in the country: Fula, Malinké, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle and Toma.

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