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Since the middle of January of 2016 the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lifted its advice against travelling to Guinea after Guinea was declared Ebola transmission free by the World Health Organisation on 29 December 2015.

This is good news because Guinea is a naturally beautiful country the same size as the United Kingdom. It shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali, and its southern border with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast.

The 320km of coastline is some of the most spectacular on West Africa.

While we advise not to travel at night, Guinean authorities maintain regular police and militia checkpoints across the whole country to maintain security. At these points you will need to show your passport.

Be vigilant on roads as driving standards can be dodgy and some of the roads are extremely old. Carry extra petrol and water.

It is illegal to exchange foreign currency using unofficial money changers on the streets. This could lead to arrest.