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 locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 2 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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.