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Reviewed: 7 April 2009, 15:55 NZDT
Still current at: 26 May 2013
There is extreme risk to your security in the border regions with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire due to the unstable security situation and we advise against all travel to these areas.
There is high risk to your security elsewhere in Guinea due to the unpredictable security and political situation. We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel. Following the death of President Conte on 22 December 2008 and subsequent military coup, the National Council for Democracy and Development, comprising mainly military personnel, took power on 24 December 2008.
New Zealanders in Guinea are advised to avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. Areas of military activity should also be avoided.
There has been an increase in violent crime against foreign travellers in Conakry, particularly in and around the airport. New Zealanders are advised to be vigilant and maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times.
Piracy has been reported in the coastal waters off Guinea. Mariners are advised to be vigilant and to take appropriate precautionary measures in these waters. For more information view the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy report: www.icc-ccs.org.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Guinea should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Guinea are strongly encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.