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Summary

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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.

Malaria and dengue fever are common in Guyana and can occur throughout the year. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. See Health

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
Currency: Guyana Dollar (GYD)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
GYD
Dialling Code: 592
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 157,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Georgetown
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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