Guinea visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Guinean Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Sierra Leone can stay in Guinea for a maximum duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • An original passport with at least six months validity beyond the planned period of stay in Guinea having one blank page for entry stamp is required.
  • A current Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required for visitors above nine months of age.
  • Cats and Dogs are to be vaccinated against rabies no sooner than 30 days before entry into Guinea.
  • No airport tax is levied upon visitors upon entry at the airport.
  • A  flight confirmation from a travel agency or return ticket is required.
  • Currency restrictions are placed on the exit of currencies of no more than 100,000 GNF or $50,000 USD.
  • Penalties for possessing, using or trafficking illegal drugs in Guinea are severe.
  • Restrictions are placed on the amount of tobacco and alcohol brought into the country.
  • Visitors are not expected to declare proof of financial capability to support their stay.
  • Visitors are to provide a computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
  • Sierra Leoneans must provide proof of accommodation for the duration of their trip either through confirmed hotel reservation or invitation letter from host.
  • Same-sex sexual relationship is prohibited in Guinea.
  • Islam is the main religion in Guinea with an estimate of 85% Muslims making up its population.
  • The local currency is the Guinean Franc (GNF).
  • 1 Sierra Leonean Leone equals 0.97 Guinean Franc.
  • In Guinea, the standard voltage and frequency are 220 V and 50 Hz.  The power plugs are types C,F and K.
  • The official language is French. However, several indigenous languages exist.
  • They include: Fula, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle and Toma.
  • The estimated flight time from Sierra Leone to Guinea is 39 minutes.
  • There is no time difference between Guinea and Sierra Leone. 
  • The climate of Guinea is tropical with two alternating seasons- a dry season from November to March and a wet season from April to October.
  • Visitors should restrict photography to private gatherings or obtain permission from the Guinean government before photographing military facilities, government buildings or public works.
  • Military equipment pornographic materials, products containing abestos and live animals/fresh meat are prohibited from being imported into the country.
  • Mount Nimba, Cape Verga, Fouta Djallon and Grand mosquee de Conakry (the fourth largest mosque in the world) are top tourist sites in Guinea.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the official currency in Guinea?

The Guinea Franc  (GNF) is the official currency in Guinea.


Is English spoken in Guinea?

Guinea is a multilingual country with about 40 languages spoken. However, the official language of Guinea is French. English is rarely spoken.


Are there ATMs in Conakry?

There are a limited number of ATMs in Conakry, which give only small amount of currency.