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Overview

Koundou is a town and sub-prefecture in the Guéckédou Prefecture in the Nzérékoré Region of south-western Guinea. The road is not paved and during the rainy season it can deteriorate greatly. 

 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing

 

Koundou [Guinea]

Koidu [Sierra Leone]

Province or District

N’zérékoré / Guékedou

Nearest Town or City

 

Koundou

7 km

Latitude

8.670889

Longitude

-10.46525

Managing Authority/Agency

Customs Authority

Contact Person

N/A

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Gbessia International Airport

674(km

Truck: 14 hours

Car: 10 hours

Nearest Port

Port Autonome of Conakry

684 km

Truck: 14 hours

Car: 10 hours

Nearest Major Market

 

Gueckedou

51 km

Truck: 2 hours

Car: 1 hour

Other Information

 

There are no weighing bridges en-route. Fueling stations are available in Guéckedou.

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