Money and duty free for Guinea
Currency and Money
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.
Limited acceptance. Guinea has a cash economy. ATMs are not available.
ATMs are not available.
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.
Mon-Fri 0800-1230 and 1430-1700.
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.
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.