Official Travel Advice for Guyana
Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated information about International Driving Permit changes from 28 March 2019
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Most visits to Guyana are trouble-free.
Crime levels are high. You should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings.
Following a vote of no confidence in the government, general elections should be taking place in 2019. You are advised to avoid large demonstrations. See Political situation
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
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.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Guyana
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Visitors/Tourists: 157,000 in 2011