Conakry in detail

Money and Costs


Bicigui This main bank branch claims to change travellers cheques, but doesn't always do so. The 24-hour ATM takes Visa and Mastercard.


ATMs at most bigger banks accept international Visa and Mastercards but most machines have a very low per-transaction limit – anything from GFr400,000 to GFr800,000

Changing Money

Most visitors bring cash in Euros (US dollars and CFA are also normally accepted; avoid UK pounds or any other currency) and change money quickly and easily on the street. Street changers line Ave de la République and areas around the airport. Be watchful for scammers if changing money on the street.