Foreign travel advice

French Guiana

Summary

There are reports of social unrest and strike action across French Guiana with some local services closed, petrol shortages and flight cancellations. If you’re in an affected area, follow the advice of the local authorities and contact your travel company for more information.

UK health authorities have classified French Guiana as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Crime levels are low, but serious crime does occur. See Crime.

The rainy season in French Guiana, during which tropical storms may occur, takes place between December and July. See Natural disasters.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.