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Overview

Sambailo is a town and sub-prefecture in the Koundara Prefecture in the Boké Region of northern Guinea. As of 2014 it had a population of 15,479 people. There is around 20 km of no man’s land between the two border posts. For the users of the road Labé-Koundara, one must use the old ferry on the Bantala River. This ferry is old and often not in a working condition which delays the crossing.  

 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing

 

Sambailo [Guinea]

Diaoube [Senegal]

Province or District

Boké / Koundara

Nearest Town or City

 

Koundara

12 km

Managing Authority/Agency

Customs Authority

Contact Person

N/A

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Gbessia International Airport

514 km

Truck: 10 hours

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Port

Port Autonom of Conakry

519 km

Truck: 10 hours

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Major Market

 

Koundara

12 km

Truck: 1 hour

Car: 1 hour

Other Information

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 the 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

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