COVID-19 entry restrictions for Guyana
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Guyana’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.
If you’re planning travel to Guyana, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Staying during coronavirus section.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Staying during coronavirus page.
Most visits to Guyana are trouble-free.
Crime levels are high. You should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings.
Political demonstrations sometimes take place. You are advised to be careful when travelling around the country and avoid large crowds.
If possible, avoid travel to and from Georgetown Cheddi Jagan international airport late at night and before dawn. There have been incidents of violence, fatal accidents caused by erratic driving and incidents of violent theft by gangs, who follow cars travelling from the airport and attack their victims when they reach their final destination. Always drive with windows closed and doors locked. See Crime
Road safety is a serious concern in Guyana with many fatal accidents occurring as a result of unsafe driving – especially by drivers of minibuses.
UK health authorities have classified Guyana as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Guyana, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
You can contact the emergency services by calling 911 (police), 913 (ambulance) or 912 (fire).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.