Foreign travel advice

French Guiana

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

Travel in your area, including international travel, may be restricted because of domestic regulations. Different rules apply in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Follow all the rules that apply to you.

Other countries may close borders, restrict movement or bring in new quarantine rules with little warning. Check our advice on things to consider, and be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. Also check if you need to self isolate.


The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • the whole of French Guiana based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

There are currently limited commercial options available to return to the UK from French Overseas Territories. For more information see the Travel Advice for France.

The French Government has outlined new measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction. See the Travel Advice for France for more information on Covid-19.

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.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in French Guiana, attacks can’t be ruled out. 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.

Consular support may be limited in French Guiana. However, the British Embassy in Paris, France can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.