Foreign travel advice

French Guiana

Summary

French Guiana is a French Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic or representation. For urgent consular assistance, you should contact the Honorary British Consul. See Consular assistance.

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in 2015 and 2016. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.