Guinea in detail

Entry & Exit Formalities

Getting in and out of Guinea is generally fairly painless and fast. Everyone requires a Yellow Fever vaccination card and you should carry this, a pasport and a general vaccination card with you at all times.

Customs Regulations

You're not allowed to export more than GFr100,000 in local currency or US$5000 in foreign currency. You must have a license to export precious stones and art objects.


Visas are required by visitors of most nationalities except those of some West African nations.

Further Information

  • Visas are generally easy to get and normally require a return air-ticket, or some other ticket in and out of the country, and a hotel booking for at least the first few days.
  • Visas are usually valid for 30 days but can be extended to 90 days without much fuss.
  • Visas must be obtained in advance; they are not available at the border.