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Money and duty free for Guinea

Currency and Money

Currency information

Guinea Franc (GNF) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of GNF5,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of GNF25, 10, 5 and 1.

Credit cards

Limited acceptance. Guinea has a cash economy. ATMs are not available.


ATMs are not available.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Euros. These are only accepted in some banks and hotels.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1230 and 1430-1700.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import of local or foreign currency, provided it is declared on arrival. The export of local currency is prohibited. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount imported.

Currency exchange

Hotels will accept some foreign currencies in payment. Inter-bank fund transfers are frequently difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish.

Guinea duty free


The following goods may be imported into Guinea without incurring customs duty:

• 1,000 cigarettes or 250 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.
• 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage (opened).
• A reasonable quantity of perfume.

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