Guinea Travel Information
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As most Guineans are practising Muslims, conservative dress (especially for women) and judicious behaviour is essential, especially during religious festivals and celebrations. Greetings are very important in Guinea, as is respect for one's elders - offer a firm handshake and inquire about their well-being, but avoid making direct eye contact with seniors. Guineans are wary of photography, so ask permission before taking anyone's photo, and avoid taking pictures of military buildings or installations. It is also considered rude to show the soles of your feet or shoes, and to touch or move objects with your feet. Visitors should avoid using their left hand when greeting others, or when eating, as it is considered 'haram' (impure).
Visitors to Guinea may import up to 1,000 cigarettes/250 cigars/1kg of tobacco, one bottle of alcohol, and an amount of perfume reasonable for personal use.
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