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French Guiana

If you’re travelling to French Guiana our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Natural Disasters and Climate
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

High Degree of Caution

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to French Guiana

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to French Guiana from Ireland. There is no requirement to present certificates of vaccination/testing for COVID-19 or to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

General Travel Advice

You can contact the emergency series in French Guiana by dialling (112):

  • Police – 17
  •  Ambulance – 15
  •  Fire - 18

If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can also contact our Embassy in Paris on +331 44176700 or our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Practical advice

  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns.
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security.
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Practical advice

  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.

Natural Disasters and Climate

Natural Disasters and Climate

Practical advice

  • Get local advice on how to manage in the case of a serious incident or dangerous conditions.
  • Co-operate with local authorities and emergency services in the case of serious incidents.

Additional Information

Additional information

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

Entry requirements for Irish citizens traveling to French Guiana are the same as for travel to France. There is no need to obtain a visa (short stay or long stay) and the Irish passport must be valid up to the return date. No extra validity is required.

Health

  • Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling (8 weeks) to see if you need any vaccinations for travel to French Guiana.
  • Before travelling, the Department of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that you obtain travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

Please note that if you require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0033(0) 1 44 17 67 00, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox.

This mailbox will be monitored regularly.

Embassy of Ireland
12 ave Foch
75116 Paris
(entrance 4 rue Rude)
France

Tel: +331 44176700
Fax: +331 4417 6750

Monday to Friday 09:30am - 12:00pm

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