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Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Guyana

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundInternational airports have reopened to commercial flights. All travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or serology) taken within seven days prior to arrival and must complete a Passenger Locator Form 24 hours prior arrival. The form can be found here: https://guyanatravel.gy/passenger-locator-form/
(Until further notice)
Travellers presenting a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior scheduled flight will be allowed to leave the airport without further procedures.
(Until further notice)
If test results are more than 72 hours old upon entering Guyana, the traveller must be retested at the airport. Once retested, travellers must remain in home quarantine until a negative test result is confirmed. Test results are generally available within six to eight hours. If the traveller tests positive, the government will require the traveller to quarantine for 14 days.
(Until further notice)
Flights to and from Brazil are suspended.
(Until further notice)
Ferry travel between Guyana and Suriname has resumed.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA curfew is in effect between 22.30 and 04.00. The use of face mask is mandatory in public spaces.
(Until further notice)
Public transport within the country is permitted at reduced capacity. The Kurupukari Crossing is only opened on Thursdays to facilitate the crossing of essential goods and services.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Guyana

COVID-19 information for Guyana

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime – particularly petty crime – poses the main security concern for travellers. Guayana has above-average levels of violent crime compared to the rest of the region; however, violent crime generally does not target foreigners.

The capital Georgetown is fairly safe during daylight, but few districts are considered safe after dark. Street crime occurs in the major business and shopping districts of Georgetown, such as in and around the two main markets of Stabroek and Bourda, and in the vicinity of the Tower Hotel and Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel – the two major hotels most frequented by foreigners. Visitors should also avoid the Tiger Bay area and the areas adjacent to the sea wall and the National Park.

Higher-risk locations outside Georgetown include Buxton, Agricola, Victoria, Friendship, Lusignan and Paradise. Business personnel are advised to avoid the Buxton and Friendship areas if possible; road travel to Buxton and Friendship is also inadvisable unless accompanied by an experienced guide and undertaken during daylight hours. Other higher-risk locations include East Bank areas and along the Timerhi/Linden highway.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Guyana
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverGuyana is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

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