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Guyana is a country perfect for nature-lovers. With expansive tropical rainforests, mountain ranges and impressive waterfalls it is a must for many travelers.
Those taking the leap to explore Guyana can be rewarded with incredible sights and photo-opportunities. It is a truly memorable experiences.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Guyana. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Guyana: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Traveler’s diarrhea is an issue not preventable by vaccines. Consider brining a traveler’s diarrhea kit.
The Zika virus has been found in Guyana. Travelers should take care to ward against it, particularly by preventing mosquito bites. The CDC recommends that pregnant women or women who are considering pregnancy do not travel to Guyana.
Antimalarials may be recommended for your trip. Talk to a Passport Health travel specialist to learn more and see if this option is right for you.
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A visa is not required for travel to Guyana. A passport with at least six months validity is needed for entry. make sure your documents are in order before traveling.
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The coast of Guyana has a long wet season from April to August. There is also a short wet season from December to early February. The southern savannas do not experience a wet season.
Temperatures are very consistent for Guyana due to its tropical climate. The country has high temperatures, high humidity and heavy rainfall. The trade winds of the coast can affect this, and can sometimes cause a draught in July and August.
The daily temperatures at Georgetown are usually in the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s.
Armed robbery, murder, and petty crimes are common in Guyana. It is crucial to always be cautious and have a mind for safety.
Georgetown is known for purse snatching, assault, pick pocketing, and robbery. Be sure to guard your property well in this area and put all valuables in your hotel safe if applicable.
Travelers coming back from Guyana have found narcotics planted in their luggage they did not place there. Only carry items that you personally buy, pack and check that no extra bags are registered in your name. Drug laws in Guyana are very strict.
If you bring credit cards, be careful with their usage, as stolen PIN data can be common with them and ATM cards. Currency exchange should only be done with banks, hotels, or licensed exchange houses.
Kaieteur Falls is the most visited attraction in Guyana. This area features guided tours, ancient past, rushing water, and untouched scenery. Visitors can explore the beautiful rainforest in Kaieteur and walk across jungle bridges.
The drop of the Kaieteur Falls is 741 feet with a sandstone plateau. The National Park was established in 1930.
This amazing feat of nature is considered to be the biggest single drop waterfall in the world. It has eroded a gorge 5 miles long that then goes down another 81 feet.
Kaieteur Falls is on the Potaro River in West-Central Guyana.
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All Americans visiting Guyana should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Guyana, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Georgetown
100 Young and Duke Streets, Kingston
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