Before You Visit

Passports and Visas

All visitors require a valid passport. Those arriving by plane are required to have an onward plane ticket. Visas are necessary for all visitors except nationals of the following countries: Commonwealth Countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United States. Visitors are advised to check with the nearest Guyana Embassy or Consulate or their travel agent.

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Health Advisory

There is a risk of malaria in certain parts of the Guyanese interior. Consult your doctor for the required precautions if you intend to travel there. Georgetown and coastal areas are malaria-free. Visitors should drink bottled water; there are several local brands that are inexpensive and widely available. Georgetown has one public and several private hospitals, including St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital on Parade Street, Prashads Hospital on Thomas Street, and Davis Memorial in Lodge Backlands.

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