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Overview

The border authorities of both sides are located in a new building shared between the Guinean and Sierra Leonean authorities. The building was constructed with the support of the EU. There is a large parking area on both sides. The road serving this border point is paved and in good condition from both sides. It is the main border point between the two countries.

 

BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing

 

Pamalape [Guinea]

Kambia [Sierra Leone]

Province or District

Forecariah

Nearest Town or City

 

Forecariah

33 km

Managing Authority/Agency

Customs Authority

Contact Person

N/A

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Conakry Gbessi International Airport

121 km

Truck: 3 hours

Car: 2 hours

Nearest Port

Port Autonome de Conakry

131 km

Truck: 3 hours

Car: 2 hours

Nearest Major Market

 

Forécariah

33 km

Truck: 1 hour

Car: 1 hour

Other Information

Fueling stations are available along the road. 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



 

 

 

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