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Guinea Entry and Travel Requirements

Guinea entry requirements specify the rules one must follow to enter Guinea without trouble. These rules include a list of necessary documents that must be obtained before the planned trip, including passports and corresponding visas.

If you are a tourist planning to travel to Guinea, you must have a passport valid for at least 18o days from the date of visa application. Additionally, your passport cannot expire during your intended stay in Guinea.

In most cases, you may also need to apply for a visa. Visas to Guinea can be obtained online or directly from the Guinean diplomatic mission. Additionally, citizens of only one country – the United Arab Emirates – can apply for a visa on arrival in Guinea.

The type of visa that must be requested is determined by the traveler's nationality, the reason for the trip and the expected length of stay in Guinea. According to the Guinea visa policy, citizens of about 20 countries can benefit from visa-free entry to Guinea.

The Government of Guinea has introduced an e-visa system, allowing a number of countries around the world to apply for a Guinea e-visa completely online. Currently, there are about 105 different countries whose citizens can benefit from applying for a visa online and receiving a visa to Guinea without going to an embassy.

Additionally, two nationalities must apply for a visa in the traditional way, regardless of the reason for their trip or the expected length of stay in Guinea. Currently, citizens of Palestine and Zambia must apply for an embassy visa before traveling to Guinea.

To enter Guinea, travelers may also need to meet vaccination requirements. All visitors to Guinea must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. In the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Guinean authorities also require visitors to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination. However, certain coronavirus-related restrictions have been lifted in Guinea. Currently, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can visit the country. Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before planning to travel to Guinea.

As entry restrictions may change at short notice, all travelers are advised to contact their nearest travel agent or Guinea embassy to ensure the latest and most accurate information on their intended travel their particulars before arriving in Guinea.

Who can enter Guinea?

Guinea welcomes all international visitors, including those vaccinated and unvaccinated, against Covid-19. However, they may be subject to different entry conditions depending on their vaccination status.

Checklist of documents for entering Guinea

  1. valid passport
  2. Guinea visa
  3. *PCR test performed 72 hours before departure (before entering and leaving Guinea)
  4. Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  5. Travel insurance (optional)

*Only applicable to unvaccinated travelers.



Testing, Vaccination, and Quarantine Requirements

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As of 11 March 2022, fully vaccinated travelers will be exempt from Covid-19 PCR testing requirements when entering and exiting Guinea.

However, all travelers (aged 6 years and older) who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must still take a PCR test and submit a negative result issued within 72 hours of entry or exit from Guinea.

Please note:
It is not possible to use the NHS testing service to take a test before arriving in Guinea. Travelers must arrange Covid-19 testing privately.

Vaccination required

Guinean authorities no longer require incoming visitors to be fully vaccinated to enter Guinean territory. However, previously only fully vaccinated travelers were allowed to travel to Guinea. They must meet certain requirements for their vaccine to be recognized as valid.

Guinea's Ministry of Health has approved the following vaccines:

  1. Johnson & Johnson (received at least 28 days before travel);
  2. AstraZeneca (with an interval of 8 to 12 weeks between doses and at least 14 days after receiving the second dose);
  3. Pfizer (with a 3-week interval between doses and at least 14 days after receiving the second dose);
  4. Moderna (with an interval of 3 to 7 weeks between doses and at least 14 days after receiving the second dose);
  5. Sinopharm and Sinovac (with an interval of 3 weeks between doses and at least 14 days after receiving the second dose);
  6. Sputnik V (with an interval of 8 to 12 weeks between doses and at least 14 days after receiving the second dose).
  7. Yellow fever certificate

A yellow fever certificate is required to enter Guinea.

Quarantine required

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 in Guinea must self-isolate. For further guidance, it is best to contact Agence Nationale Xemurité Santé (ANSS).

Traveling from Guinea

All travelers departing from Guinea must have a negative PCR test certificate issued no earlier than 72 hours before departure. Tests can be performed Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). The traveler must bear the cost of taking the test (650,000 GNF). Results can be checked here.

Every traveler should also remember to familiarize themselves with the entry requirements of the next destination they visit.

Traveling to Guinea

When planning your trip to Guinea, be sure to check with your tour operator or airline for the latest information on flight availability.

Conakry Airport remains open for international flights. However, due to political unrest in Guinea, especially in the capital Conakry, any restrictions, including the cancellation of air travel, may be implemented at short notice. You can also expect to impose a travel ban or curfew at any time.

Regarding Covid-19 health advice, it is subject to constant change. It is essential to regularly check for updates on health restrictions before planning any international travel.

Entry Rules for Children

Children 6 years and older

Passengers arriving in Guinea aged 6 years or older will be required to present a negative PCR test result issued no earlier than 72 hours before their expected arrival time.

Transit through Guinea

The Guinean government has not issued any specific requirements for passengers transiting through Guinea.

However, any transit traveler should consider applying for a visa for transit purposes. Visas must be obtained before the planned transit trip.

Visa requirements

Visa on arrival

According to the provisions of Guinean immigration law, only UAE citizens can apply for a visa on arrival to enter Guinea and stay there for tourism purposes for a maximum of 90 days.

UAE nationals who want to apply for VoA must go to the Guinea border and go to the immigration checkpoint. Next, you will need to submit your visa application along with additional required documents, including a passport valid for 6 months, air tickets, proof of accommodation and travel itinerary. Additionally, the applicant will have to pay a visa processing fee so that the visa can be approved.

Electronic visa for Guinea

In 2015, the government of Guinea introduced an electronic visa system that allows travelers from certain countries to obtain visas through a completely online application. The Guinea eVisa is issued as a single-entry visa for tourism purposes and is valid for 3 months. Its holder can stay in Guinea for a maximum of 45 days.

Additionally, travelers planning to transit through Guinea can apply for a 3-day transit visa.

In either case, eVisa Guinea applicants should consider applying online at least 3 business days before the planned trip.

Guinea embassy visa

Passport holders of two countries in the world must apply for an embassy visa before traveling to Guinea. Embassy visas are required for Palestinian and Zambian citizens who are allowed to stay in Guinea for up to 30 days on an embassy visa.

Since the visa application process at the embassy can take several weeks, applicants should apply for their visa before their planned trip to Guinea. They will also have to provide certain supporting documents and cover processing costs.

Visa-free countries

The Government of Guinea allows citizens of about 22 countries to travel visa-free to Guinea with a valid passport and stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days (3 months).

Below you will find the full list of countries that do not require a visa to enter Guinea:

  • Algeria
  • The Gambia
  • Niger
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Senegal
  • Cape Verde
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mali
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Togo
  • China
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey (only diplomatic passport holders)
  • Zimbabwe

Passenger Locator Form

There's no need to complete any health declaration form either online or on paper to enter Guinea.

Travel Insurance

Guinea is not known for the quality and availability of medical services. Conversely, tourists may experience certain difficulties in accessing medical care or even basic services, especially in remote areas of Guinea.

Make sure you have appropriate insurance before traveling to Guinea. Choose a plan that will cover all evacuation, transportation and medical treatment costs, including Covid-19.

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