Guinea

Capital Conakry

Population 12,947,000

Area 245,857 km2

Key facts

Guinea is a country located in Western Africa. There are 6 countries (Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone) that Guinea shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak French and Peul.

The national currency in Guinea is Guinean franc (GNF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 8492.7 GNF and 1 USD is worth 8755 GNF.

Guinean
Banknotes

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Guinean
Coins

15102550

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Guinea is 11.49 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Guinea.2.54 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Guinea, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Guinea. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  Type K 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Guinea?

There are no Mariott hotels in Guinea.

There are no Hilton hotels in Guinea.

There are no IHG hotels in Guinea.

There are no Best Western hotels in Guinea.

There are no Radisson hotels in Guinea.

There are no Accor hotels in Guinea.

What fast food chains are present in Guinea?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Guinea.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Guinea.

The KFC chain does not operate in Guinea.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Guinea.

The Subway chain does not operate in Guinea.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Guinea.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Guinea.

Weather

Today the sun in Conakry, rises at 6:42 AM and sets at 6:47 PM. The climate of Conakry may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
FridaySep 30ThunderstormLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 26.4°C (79.52°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
MondayOct 3ThunderstormLow: 25.8°C (78.44°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)

Weather data for Conakry (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Guinea.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Guinea.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Guinea traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  14.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2007.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 29.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Guinea

112 Police
110 Ambulance
110 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Guinea?

Currently, citizens of 25 countries can enter Guinea without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Guinea.

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