Guyana Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
June 16, 2021

Guyana - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

O K E N H U T C

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.   Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine.  Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.  Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Guyana.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.   

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Guyana:

  • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19.  
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking or driving at night.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guyana.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Georgetown
100 Young and Duke Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone
+(592) 225-4900/9
Emergency
+(592) 623-1992
Fax
+(592) 225-8497

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