Planning your visit to the Africa Mercy

We are excited to host you on board!

As Mercy Ships is a global faith based charity, we are an invited guest in countries who may have very different standards of dress and conduct than we are accustomed to. And as our guest, you have both the privilege and responsibility of being perceived by our hosts as an ambassador for Mercy Ships. Please be aware that the following guidelines should be adhered to at all times during your visit—while onboard the Africa Mercy, in shore based interactions, and in both public and private settings.

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Contents

Welcome………………………………………………………….. .3

Mission, Vision, Values.…………………………………… .3

Getting Ready — preparing for your visit

Immunizations…………………………………………………. .4

Malarial Prophylaxis………………………………………… .4

What to Bring……………………………………………………. .5

Dress Code………………………………………………………… .6

Cultural Respect ………………………………………………. .7

Travel — preparing for your trip

Booking Your Flight…………………………………………… .8

Flights and Bookings…………………………………………. .8

Travel Documents …………………………………………….. .8

Africa Mercy Contact Information…………………….. .8

Arrival in Guinea………………………………………………… .9

Guest Protocol

Internet Usage…………………………………………………….10

Alcohol…………………………………………………………………10

Tobacco………………………………………………………………..11

Local Laws……………………………………………………………11

Telephones…………………………………………………………..11

Local Currency……………………………………………………..11

Questions …………………………………………………………….11