Guyana : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. If you are travelling on from Guyana, some countries will require you to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the left. An international driving permit is recommended to drive in Guyana, although local driving permits are available for one month from the Licence and Revenue Office in Georgetown on presentation of a foreign driving licence. Seatbelts are compulsory.

Air services serve the interior. Guyana has extensive waterways and steamers connect with the interior; there is also a coast-hopping service from Georgetown. Taxis operate in the main towns. Most fares are standard but over longer distances a fare should be agreed before travel.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, rabies, typhoid and yellow fever. The World Health Organization has recommended vaccination against yellow fever.

There were 177,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.