Visa and entry requirements Guinea:
Passport required
A visa is required to enter Guinea, as well as a vaccination certificate with proof of yellow fever vaccination.
Visa costs: 80, - / 107, - Euro

Information from the Foreign Office on her visit to Guinea:

Guinea is a state in West Africa with about 12,5 million inhabitants. The country is bordered to the south by Sierra Leone and Liberia, to the southeast by the Ivory Coast, to the east and northeast by Mali, to the north by Senegal, to the northwest by Guinea Bissau and the Atlantic to the west. The official official language of Guinea is French and the national currency is the Guinea franc, while 1, - Euro corresponds to 11, - GNF. The largest cities in the country include Conakry, Nzerekore, Kankan, Kindia and Maneah.

In Guinea, there are some important streams of West Africa, such as Niger, Gambia and Bafing. The highest mountain of the country is the Mont Richard Molard with 1.752 meters height. The country is predominantly tropical climate and varies from rainforest in the highlands to savannah grasslands.

Of the population of Guinea, around 86% profess Islam, while the illiteracy rate is 68%.

Since 2014 spread in the country, the deadly Ebola virus massively and made Guinea world famous. The outbreak of the Ebola fever epidemic had a serious impact on the country's economy, almost completely destroying the infrastructure.

Despite the many mineral resources in the country, especially enormous iron ore, the majority of the population lives in poverty.

The main agricultural exports are grains, nuts, palm oil, oranges and peas.

The capital and by far the largest city in Guinea is Conakry with about 1,75 million inhabitants. The city is also the economic center of the country due to the international airport and the deep-sea port. Bananas, iron ore and bauxite are shipped from the port. Beginning of 20. At the turn of the century, Conakry was a magnificent city of sandy beaches, boardwalks and tree-lined boulevards. At the time, the city was called the "Paris of Africa", but today nothing remains of it.

The main attractions of the capital include the People's Palace - also the seat of the Parliament, the National Museum, the Faysal Mosque - the largest mosque in sub-Saharan Africa, the botanical garden, the Mausay Camayenne and the offshore Los Islands.

In July 2016, I toured Guinea during my West Africa trip for two days. After canceling my Air France flight to Conakry in Freetown, Sierra Leone, all that remained for me was to drive the 300 kilometers between the two capitals by car on the road. For 250, - US dollars, a driver with a Toyota SUV took me safely to Conakry after a good seven hours and some lasting experiences in between. Already at the border crossing from Sierra Leone to Guinea I got into a sweat for the first time. First, I was surrounded by about 100 small begging children, then I had problems getting my entry stamp. In spite of a valid Guinea visa, I also had to pay 20, - US dollars in the personal cash of the responsible official, who had also lived in the way in the guardhouse of the border crossing. By the way, his service clothing at the time was a short boxer short and a free upper body.

From the border, the road no longer consisted of asphalt, but of brown sand, countless puddles and huge potholes. After arriving in Conakry, I seldom felt so uncomfortable in a city before.