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Overview

Hérémakonon is a town and sub-prefecture in the Faranah Prefecture in the Faranah Region of Guinea. As of 2014 it had a population of 12,890 people. The road is not paved and it is very difficult to access during the rainy season. 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing

 

Heremakonon [Guinea]

Gberia Fotombu [Sierra Leone]

Province or District

Nzerekore / Faranah

Nearest Town or City

 

Faranah

44 km

Latitude

9.718564

Longitude

-11.00049

Managing Authority/Agency

Customs Authority

Contact Person

N/A

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Gbessia International Airport

420 km

Truck: 8 hours

Car: 6 hours

Nearest Port

Port Autonome of Conakry

430 km

Truck: 8 hours

Car: 6 hours

Nearest Major Market

 

Faranah

44 km

Truck: 2 hours

Car: 1 hour

Other Information 

There are no weighing bridges en-route.

Hours of Operation

MONDAYS

0800 - 1830

TUESDAYS

0800 - 1830

WEDNESDAYS

0800 - 1830

THURSDAYS

0800 - 1830

FRIDAYS

0800 - 1830

SATURDAYS

0800 - 1830

SUNDAYS

0800 - 1830

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

0800 - 1830

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS

Rainy season

 

Daily Capacity

The borders were closed during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015. Private cars are not provided a separate lane. 

Customs Clearance

In order to obtain a customs clearance, all the documents should be prepared and approved by the Customs authority in Conakry, then transmitted to the regional customs office respectively. A copy should be made available at the border post by the requester/transporter. The waybill and commercial invoice are the main documents requested by the customs at the border. There are no fees per truck but trucks should have a laissez-passer and insurance card. 

Other Relevant Information

An inspection is done on each truck. 

 

For information on border crossing contact information, please see the following link: 4.1 Guinea Government Contact List