TOURISM IN GUINEA
Guinea is a certainty of tourism offered by nature. Indeed, it has an impressive potential for tourism. Its geography, its socio-cultural potential enable it to offer a wide range of all types of tourism: beaches scattered along the coast, its captivating sites scattered across the country, its rich fauna and immense socio-cultural heritage.
The Guinean Franc is the official currency of Guinea. It was created in 1960. Its ISO 4217 code is GNF. It has value only in the territory of Guinea. The course of the Guinean franc against the euro is to see the following site: Baudelet.net Lair web.
The Guinean banking system is functional. Most local banks have correspondent with financial institutions worldwide.
VISIT THE GUINEA
Guinea is located between Guinea Bissau in the northwest, Cote d’Ivoire to the east, Senegal and Mali to the north and north-eastern Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south. It is bathed by 300 km on the Atlantic Ocean.
The Republic of Guinea has four distinct natural areas which are four types of landform and vegetation.
- Lower Guinea: It stretches all along the ocean and is backed by the Fouta Jallon. The coast is uniformly low and broken by the Kaloum peninsula that bears the capital Conakry. In Lower Guinea, the forest disappears in favor of plantations: palm, coconut, kola, banana etc …., mangrove and mangroves, and lowland rice
- Middle Guinea: It is located east of the coastal plain merging in large part with the Fouta Jallon (1515 m). There are few forest patches on the steps of the Fouta, gallery forests along rivers and forests (MAMOU – Dalaba).
- Upper Guinea: Cut off from rivers important NIGER, Tinkisso, Bafing, Upper Guinea SIGUIRI and descends to the state of MALI. Gallery forests exist along the river.
- Forest Guinea: There is dense forest with precious woods and large plantations of coffee, cocoa, kola, tea etc. …. Forest Guinea is dominated by Mount NIMBA (1757 m), World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
FORMALITY CUSTOMS FACILITIES
The Border Police is requested to take all necessary steps for fast processing and collective passports belonging to tourists and respect for their persons.
Are admitted free per passenger and from any source whatsoever, provided they are regularly reported previously, all items in small quantities and personal effects that may contribute to an enjoyable stay tourists, are:
- New clothes and towels or not.
- Cameras of different types, cameras.
- Small items of camping, iron, toiletries, blankets.
- Personal jewelery in gold, silver, or precious stones whose weight does not exceed 600 grams.
The importation of plants and animals respectively required the submission of a phytosanitary certificate issued by the departments of Plant Protection of the country of origin or a certificate that the animal is healthy.
The start of hunting weapons is subject to obtaining a permit to carry and use weapons for hunting. This permit is issued by the Ministry of Interior.
The hunting license is issued to holders of permits to carry weapons by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in accordance with the new code to protect wildlife and hunting regulations.
Are allowed to re-export by the tourist personal effects, the statuettes of art, craft items, objects made by the Guinean small industry.
The output of museum pieces is subject to the submission of an authorization of the National Directorate of National Museum.
The traveler can freely import all temporary currency banknote, Travellers checks etc. …. subject of a statement of the amount. The exchange can be done at the airport, in banks and hotels with a currency exchange.
Re-export is also permitted under the same conditions if the amount submitted is not beyond the said import less expenditure required during the stay in Guinea.
Conveyances are allowed at the limit of 90 days subject to purchase stamps from the units tourist customs border. The following documents are required:
- Gray card,
- International Driving Permit,
- Customs passage booklet.
Parts mentioned above are also essential for movement within the country.
The opening of Guinea to the outside world and willingness of governments to promote a vibrant tourism sector obey the multiple constraints. Among them, the right to photograph recognized the tourist, occupies a prominent place.
It is therefore reminded everyone that it is not forbidden to film or photograph in the Republic of Guinea, but the images may adversely affect the morals and military and strategic installations.