Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for French Guiana

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for French Guiana’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

The French Government has outlined measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, in the French Overseas Territories. For further information on the measures which apply to French Guiana, see the French government website. The local Prefecture’s website will have details of any further local restrictions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

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.