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Information about Visa for Guinea

3 months


Passport Requirements

All travelers need a passport, with the exception of the following:

1. Country Identification Cards issued by travelers to residents of Guinea and Mali.

2. As long as they are traveling on service, travelers with a Seaman Book.

3. Travelers with ‘Titre de Voyage’ travel documents issued to refugees and individuals without nationality or citizenship.

Guinea flag against city blurred background at sunrise backlight

The Validity of Documents:

On arrival, passports and alternative documents, or any of them, must be valid.

a. Expired passports issued to people of Mali for no more than five years are approved.

Additional details:

The Government does not approve wet stamp visas of the Republic of Guinea for entry into the country. Only visa-type stickers are valid.

Issuance of Visa:

Until arrival: Tourists are kindly requested to contact the Republic of Guinea’s nearest representative.

Exemption from Visa:

All travelers must carry a visa except for the following:

1. Republic of Guinea people.

2. Refugees and people with-out nationalities or citizenships and refugees with travel documents issued by Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Cuba, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, or Tunisia.

3. Citizens of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Tunisia.

4. Citizens of Romania and Russia, as long as they have diplomatic, official, or service passports, remain no longer than 90 days.

5. Travelers with a visa for re-entry.

(Transit without Visa) TWOV:

TWOV is allowed for travelers to continue their journey to a third country within 24 hours, provided that they have onward tickets with verified reservations and do not leave the airport. During the transit period, the passport must be left at the Immigration Department.

Additional Details:

1. Travelers remaining in Guinea for more than three months are deemed to be foreign residents and need to obtain an Alien Identification Card from the Conakry Immigration Department.

2. All travelers entering the Republic of Guinea must have either onward or return tickets or a sufficient amount of money to allow them to purchase an air ticket and an accommodation certificate.

Information to know:

Travelers who do not comply with the entry regulations are returned to the same aircraft at the airline’s expense. 

Customs and Foreign Exchange:

Regulations for importation:

Travelers are permitted to import free of charge from.

1. A small quantity of perfume;

2. 1000 grams, 250 cigars, or 1000 cigarettes, of tobacco;

3. It is prohibited to have an open bottle of alcoholic beverages.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a good health medical certificate and a rabies vaccine certificate issued in their home country.

Regulations on Baggage Clearance:

Passenger baggage must be cleared at Conakry Airport, the only international airport in the Republic of Guinea.

  • An exemption: Luggage for transit passengers whose destination is outside the Republic of Guinea, given that the destination is labeled and that passengers have onward tickets for their flight to that destination.

Charge on Airports:

On their departure from the airport, travelers are not allowed to pay any airport fees.

Regulations on Currency Imports:

1. Residents:

Travelers are permitted to import up to GNF 100,000 in local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF) as long as they have an export declaration for the number. As long as the import amounts are reported and exchanged at the State Bank, there are no restrictions on importing foreign currencies (cash, cheques, etc.).

2. Non-residents:

Travelers are permitted to import up to GNF 100,000 in local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF) as long as they have an export declaration for the number. No limitations exist on importing foreign currencies (cash, cheques, etc.) provided that the amounts imported are reported upon arrival. The minimum amount per person shall be exchanged in local currency and shall be calculated under the Immigration Authorities’ judgment, taking into account, for example, the length of the visit referred to in the visa. When adjusting any foreign currency amounts, it is strongly recommended to verify if the correct amounts have been specified on the declaration form.

Regulations on Currency Exports:

Travelers are permitted to export up to GNF 100,000 in local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF) and up to USD 5,000 (or EUR 5,000) in foreign currencies.


According to the immigration authorities’ judgment, local currency acquired through the conversion of imported foreign currency can be re-exchanged into the original currency.

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