Guinea Visa

Guinea Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Guinea? Find your nearest Guinea Embassy.

Our Guinea Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Guinea’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Guinea.

Who needs a visa to visit Guinea?

You will need a visa to enter Guinea unless you are from one of the countries listed below. Any other Countries across the world will require a visa upon entry.

AlgeriaThe GambiaNiger
BeninGhanaNigeria
Burkina FasoGuinea-BissauSenegal
Cape VerdeLiberiaSierra Leone
Côte d’IvoireMaliTanzania
EgyptMoroccoTogo

For more information on visas to Guinea, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Guinea

Fully vaccinated travellers entering or leaving Guinea are not required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result.

Guinea’s Ministry of Health accepts the following vaccines:

  • Johnson & Johnson, at least 28 days before travel
  • Astrazeneca, with an interval of 8-12 weeks between doses, and at least 14 days after the second dose
  • Pfizer, with an interval of 3 weeks between doses, and at least 14 days after the second dose
  • Moderna, with an interval of 3-7 weeks between doses, and at least 14 days after the second dose
  • Sinopharm and Sinovac, with an interval of 3 weeks between doses, and at least 14 days after the second dose
  • Sputnik V, with an interval of 8-12 weeks between doses, and at least 14 days after the second dose

All travellers aged 6 and over who have not received the vaccine or are partially vaccinated are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of entering or leaving Guinea.

There are no specific requirements for transiting through Guinea.

Eligibility to apply for a Guinea visa

The following documents are required when applying for a Guinea visa. The criteria is listed below. Please ensure you follow the guidance from this, as failing to present one of the following documents could entail in your visa being refused.

Your passport, which is valid for six months beyond your departure date from Guinea scanned copies of the personal information page of your passport.

A photograph of passport size with a white background.

An official Yellow Fever Certificate.

A confirmed return flight reservation.

If seeking a diplomatic, service, or courtesy visa: A formal nomination or appointment letter.

Additional documentation based on your vacation purpose.

Processing time for Guinea visas

Typically, a Guinea visa is processed within 72 hours, after which the visa-issuing authorities of Guinea will contact you via email with the result. Travel to Guinea and acquire your visa at Conakry Airport.

Appointment waiting times

Visa appointment wait periods can vary from situation to situation. The seasonal volume of work and number of waiting applicants also affect the projected duration of the wait. However, the bulk of wait periods range between 60 and 120 days. It is essential that you schedule your visa appointment well in advance of your departure.

Who can visit Guinea without a visa?

You need a Guinea visa unless you are from one of the visa-exempt countries below:

AlgeriaThe GambiaNiger
BeninGhanaNigeria
Burkina FasoGuinea-BissauSenegal
Cape VerdeLiberiaSierra Leone
Côte d’IvoireMaliTanzania
EgyptMoroccoTogo

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Guinea visa types

There are two different types of visas available in Guinea. The Guinean government issues the following visa classes to foreign nationals: Visa for a single entry into Guinea, valid for up to 90 days. Long Term Guinea Visa (VLS), which is provided to non-Guineans who wish to remain in the country for more than three months. It has a one-year validity period.

What to do if your Guinea visa is refused?

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Guinea visa and the reasons for the rejection.

People also asked...

Visa on Arrival is only offered for one countries. This country’s nationals may enter Guinea by obtaining a visa at the border crossing. This visa is valid for no longer than 90 days.

It boasts the world’s greatest resources of bauxite and iron ore and is a producer of gold and diamonds. Due to these mineral resources, Guinea has the potential to become one of the wealthiest nations in Africa.

The most widely accepted explanation for the origin of the name “Guinea” is that it was originally used to collectively refer to the people and region of West Africa. All of the countries with the name Guinea are in West Africa or have ties to the region.

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