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Guyana

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

Get travel and medical insurance

Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive 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.

Overview

Security status

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution.

Latest Travel Alerts

There is currently an outbreak of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) at http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/Zika/.

Emergency assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

We suggest you learn as much as you can about Guyana before your trip from travel agents, tour operators and guide books. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems when you’re in Guyana, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

You can contact the emergency services in Guyana by dialling (999).

As here is no Irish Embassy in this country, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. You can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000 and the Honorary Consul in Guyana.

Other EU embassies

You can also contact the Embassies and Consulate in other EU countries for emergency consular assistance,

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
  • Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
  • Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
  • Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.

Safety and security

  • 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

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

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

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

  • If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.
  • You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.
  • Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling (8 weeks)to see if you need any vaccinations for this country. We advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel.

Health

  • Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling (8 weeks)to see if you need any vaccinations for this country. We advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel.