Conakry, Republic of Guinea
PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR EVENT PARTICIPANTS
With the onset of COVID-19 globally, we, as organisers, are dedicated to make sure that your participation is safe and secure. We will adhere to the recommendations at the time of the event from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the relevant authorities in the Republic of Guinea.
- All people on the site will be temperature checked before they enter
- Stations will be available through the site for sanitising and hand washing
- A one-way entry and exit to site will be clearly signposted
- Access will be limited and granted on an invitation only basis
CHAPITEAU: ESPLANADE PALAIS DU PEUPLE
Symposium Mines Guinea will be organised in the state-of-the-art pavilions which are located on the Esplanade of the Palais du Peuple. The tents are permanent structures with air conditioning and are where most of Guinea’s international events take place. The venue is conveniently situated in Central Conakry to the Onomo, Noom and Riviera Royal Hotels.
HOTELS IN CONAKRY
What funds to bring with you?
All of the hotels listed above accept credit cards; however it is recommended that you bring some cash funds with you either in euros or dollars. 1.00 EUR = 10139.32 GNF
What should I bring with me to Conakry?
- A yellow fever certificate – this is mandatory and you may be asked for this on arrival
- A photocopy of your passport – as it is always advisory to carry your ID with you
- Insurance – you are responsible for arranging your own travel cover
- Credit card – Visa and American Express are accepted at the main hotels Master Card is not widely known in Guinea
- Medical Kit – always a good option just in case
- Malaria tablets and mosquito spray – you are in a malarial zone
- Your mobile phone – you can buy a local SIM for $5 or less
What time zone is Guinea in?
Guinea Standard Time operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- A Yellow Fever vaccination given at least ten days before entry into Guinee is required.
- Immunisation against Epidemic Meningitis with a multi-valent meningitis vaccine is advisable, although the risk in the urban area is low.
- Please make sure your immunisations against Polio, Tetanus, and Hepatitis A are up to date, although the risk for these diseases is not higher in Guinee than in any other country of the Global South.
- Malaria prevention is the most important precaution to take. You should not travel without a bottle of mosquito repellent and use it any time you plan to be outdoors in the evening. If malaria is not common where you live, you should also take prophylactic medication. Malaria in Guinea is resistant to Chloroquine. Use another recommended prophylactic drug, for instance Doxycycline. If you develop a fever within two weeks after return from Guinea, consult your doctor immediately
Can I drink the water in Guinea?
It is strongly recommended that you drink bottled water when you are there.
What voltage is used?
If you are taking any electronic items to Guinea, the voltage requirement is 220 Volts.
To apply for a visa to the Republic of Guinea you will require:
Visa Application Form
- A visa can be obtained within 72 hours usually but check first with the Embassy or Consulate
- A valid passport
- Completed 2 Application forms
- 2 Pictures (Passport size);
- Yellow fever vaccination certificate
- A letter stating the purpose of your trip to Guinea;
- Payment of your visa fees
You do not require a visa to travel to Guinea if you are from one of the ECOWAS zone countries or Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Tanzania, or Tunisia. However please note that your passport needs to be valid for six months.