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Guinea: UK Advise Against All But Essential Travel

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

Guinea travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today changed its Travel Advice for Guinea. Due to reports of serious disturbances and instability in the capital Conakry we now advise against all but essential travel to Guinea. The relevant summary point now reads:

"We advise against all but essential travel to Guinea. This is because of heightened tension following the sacking of the Prime Minister on 20 May. There were serious disturbances on 27 May involving soldiers in the centre of Conakry looting shops and firing shots in the air. On 28 May soldiers converged on Conakry international airport in the evening, which subsequently closed, forcing an Air France flight to divert to Dakar, Senegal. The airport is currently open but further disturbances may occur. You should exercise extreme caution in all areas near military camps."

We advise against all but essential travel to Guinea until the situation is clearer.

NOTES

Full details of the revised travel advice for Guinea are available on the Foreign Office website (http://www.fco.gov.uk).

FCO Travel Advice is kept under constant review. This advice is based on our latest assessment of the situation in Guinea.

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