Guinea Money

Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 4
malaria 3
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera 2
yellow fever 1

Overview

Medical care in the country cannot be compared to Europe and is often highly problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene. Medical care in Conakry is limited. French-speaking specialists in the important disciplines are available, some of whom also speak German. Plannable operations should only be carried out in Europe. In the event of an emergency, only a few private clinics can be considered. Adequate equipment in the first-aid kit (observe customs regulations, accompanying certificate advisable) and international health insurance with cover for the risk of a rescue flight are urgently recommended for emergencies. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] According to the WHO, Guinea is a country with a yellow fever infection area. Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for all travelers over 1 year old coming from WHO-designated Yellow Fever infection areas. Excluded are travelers who do not leave the airport in Guinea. Regardless of the official regulations, proof of vaccination against yellow fever is usually required from all travelers upon entry. The WHO strongly recommends vaccination for all travelers, regardless of country regulations. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a small risk of infection, especially in the province of Conakry. to protect yourself should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before travelling. [3] Malaria protection required year-round nationwide, including cities. The predominant more dangerous form of malaria Plasmodium falciparum (90%) is said to be resistant to chloroquine. Recommendation: Mosquito repellent and prevention through medication. [4] Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When purchasing bottled water, care should be taken that the original packaging has not been opened. Unpasteurized milk should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Dairy products made from unboiled milk should not be consumed. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Dairy products made from unboiled milk should not be consumed. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Dairy products made from unboiled milk should not be consumed. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in ponds and rivers nationwide, so swimming or wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well-maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A is widespread, hepatitis B is highly endemic. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a big problem and a big risk for everyone who takes risks of infection: sexual contacts, unclean syringes or needles and blood transfusions can pose a significant life-threatening risk. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by butterfly mosquitoes, does occur. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. In Guinea there are always frequent cases of measles. Travelers should check their vaccination protection and refresh if necessary. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis can occur from December to May. To protect yourself, you should get vaccinated and avoid large crowds. There is a low risk of infection for sleeping sickness. Careful mosquito protection measures are recommended. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. For backpackers, kids, Vaccination is recommended for occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tick ​​bite fever can occur. In case of tick infestation, consult a doctor if in doubt.

Money

Currency

1 guinea franc = 100 centimes. Currency code: FG, GNF (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1000, 500 and 100 FG. Coins are in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 FG.

Credit cards

Credit cards are occasionally accepted as a method of payment in large hotels. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not generally accepted in Guinea.

Bank opening hours

  1. General Mon-Fri 08.00-12.30 and 14.30-17.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The export of local currency is prohibited. The import of foreign currencies is unlimited, declaration obligation. The export of foreign currency is limited to the declared amount, minus the exchange amounts.

Currency Exchange

Hotels accept some foreign currencies as payment. Otherwise money can be exchanged in banks. Receipts must be retained.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
GNF 1 EUR = 9731.60
1 CHF = 11588.76
1 USD = 9360.00

Guinea Money