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Guyana

If you’re travelling to Guyana 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

Avoid non-essential travel.

Security Status Last Updated: 15 March 2020

COVID-19 

In the last days, emergency responses to the COVID-19 crisis in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have included restrictions of flights from Europe; restrictive new quarantine arrangements in Central America as well as restrictions affecting admissions of Irish people already travelling in the region to other countries in Latin America.

There are no direct transatlantic flights to Ireland from the region. Therefore, given the uncertainty around transatlantic travel options into Ireland we strongly recommend that Irish travellers make early arrangements to travel out of /from the region.

Moreover, we very strongly advise against any further travel into the region until the COVID-19 crisis has been contained there.

General Travel Advice

Zika Virus

In recent years there have been outbreaks of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. However, there is currently no evidence of a Zika Virus outbreak in Guyana.  Irish Citizens, especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, 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 there is no Irish Embassy in this country, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. You can contact the Irish Embassy in Brasília on +55 61 3248 8800 and the Honorary Consul in Guyana.

EU Directive on Consular Protection

Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
  • 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

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

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)

  • 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.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 55 61 3248 8800 and leave a message on the answering machine.

The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will contact you as soon as possible.

Embassy of Ireland
SHIS QL 12 conjunto 5 casa 9
Lago Sul
Brasília - DF
CEP 71630-255
Brasil

Tel: +55 61 3248 8800
Fax: +55 61 3248 8816

Monday to Friday 10:00 to 13:00

Contact us

Honorary Consulate Contact

Dr. Deen Sharma
Honorary Consul of Ireland
10 Bel Air Springs
Greater Georgetown
Guyana

Tel: +592 2269 339
Fax: +592 2269 339

Email: Email us