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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Guyana
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Guyana

Risk Summary

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.

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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 all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGuyana is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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