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.

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.