Travelers should be aware that terror attacks can occur. The main terror group is JNIM who are mainly active in the Sahal region. There is an ongoing concern that due to the porous borders infiltrators can cross in and out of the country. Additionally, due to Guinea contributing troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, Guinea is considered a legitimate target by JNIM.
Crime is prevalent in Guinea and travelers are vulnerable. Theft and violence on the roads are frequent, including the use of weapons. Official and unofficial checkpoints are common and have been used to conduct theft using firearms. This highlights an element of corruption within the law enforcement system. Violent car-jackings are regular in cities, especially Conakry where the International Airport is located. There is a considerable risk of criminal activity in Conakry. It is commonplace for highway robbery and carjackings to take place and in many instances, the perpetrators are armed and dangerous. This activity can happen on main roads both in the capital and also in rural areas. If you are planning to travel at night it is recommended that you arrange your ground transfer in advance to ensure your safety.
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