COVID-19 travel restrictions: Guyana

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This article was published on June 20, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Guyana?

You can enter Guyana. Nevertheless, please note that a number of COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

Young couple doing the hike on the trail to Monte Roraima — ShutterstockTrekking to Monte Roraima — Shutterstock

Can I enter Guyana if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Guyana if you are vaccinated. At present, only vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the country.

As of April 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Guyana:

  • Abdala
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Covaxin
  • Janssen
  • Mambisa
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • Soberana 01, 02, Plus 
  • Sputnik V

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

Please present both documents upon entry in Guyana:

  • A сertificate of your vaccination status
  • The negative result of a PCR/antigen rapid test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

Note a few clarifications related to  COVID-19 documents:

  • Travelers that recovered from COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to arrival have the same rights as fully vaccinated travelers, and must fulfil the same requirements
  • The requirement to show a vaccination certificate does not apply to travelers younger than 12 years
  • The requirement to show a COVID-19 test result does not apply to travelers younger than two years

Can I enter Guyana if I am unvaccinated?

Please be aware that Guyana does not allow unvaccinated travelers to enter the country for tourism. This does not apply to recently recovered individuals, as explained above.

Can I leave Guyana?

There are no specific COVID-19 restrictions when it comes to leaving Guyana. Please ensure that you are aware of the entry requirements at your destination country. Certain countries demand that travelers take pre-departure tests regardless of their vaccination status.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming your vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Guyana currently

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Guyana is moderate. 

Avenue of the Republic — Georgetown, Guyana — ShutterstockAvenue of the Republic in Georgetown — Shutterstock


Is it safe to travel to Guyana right now?

Your visit to Guyana will be safe providing you adhere to local measures:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory in public places
  • Keeping a social distance is highly recommended

Is Georgetown open for travel?

Presently, Georgetown is open for travelers. When in the capital, please abide by all local COVID-19 rules.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Guyana?

You do not have to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Guyana.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Guyana?

At present, there is no digital health pass for travelers in Guyana. It is recommended that you carry paper documents (with QR codes) with you.

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