Visitors to Guinea must have a valid passport and a visa. Yellow fever immunization is required as is proof of smallpox and cholera vaccinations. Malaria suppressants are recommended. An annual cultural festival that includes theatrical and dance groups is held in October. In 2000, there were 32,598 tourist arrivals. The previous year, tourism receipts totaled $7 million.
In 2000, the US government estimated the cost of staying in Conakry at $166 per day depending on the choice of hotel. Daily expenses elsewhere may be as low as $60.