Guyana Travel Information
There is no Norwegian foreign service in Guyana. The
UD's general advice should therefore be supplemented
with additional information about the destination before
Norway does not have an embassy in Guyana, but is
represented by an honorary consul in Georgetown.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Guyana is
considered small. The prevalence of crime in Guyana is
high. Therefore, it is recommended to always be careful
when traveling to reduce the risk of being exposed to a
criminal situation. Armed robbery is common. In a
robbery situation, one should assume that the
perpetrator is armed and not resisting.
It is not recommended to use public transport, to
travel alone on foot or to travel after the sun has set.
Taxis should not be praised along the roadside, but
booked through hotels or businesses.
Because of the increased risk of crime, travelers are
advised not to travel to East Bank and the Linden/Timehri
highway. Travelers to the capital Georgetown and
surrounding areas should avoid traveling to Buxton,
Agricola, Victoria, Friend, Lusigan and Paradise. If a
visit to one of these places is required, it is
recommended to travel in daylight, with good
communication opportunities and with a local guide.
- Countryaah: Georgetown is the capital
of Guyana. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Discrimination against LGTBI persons is widespread in
Guyana. Homosexuality is still illegal.
Norwegian citizens residing in Guyana are encouraged
to register at http://www.reiseregistrering.no/.
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
Emergency - police: 911, fire truck: 912, ambulance:
Outside the consulate and the embassy's working hours,
travelers can contact - UD's 24-hour operational center
on Tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail: UDops@mfa.no
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians do not need a visa upon entering Guyana,
but must have a passport with a validity of at least six
months and a return ticket. Travelers are required to
complete Customs declaration form (C14) on arrival.
Visitors who carry more than $ 10,000 or equivalent must
clear the amount in customs.
Upon departure, a G $ 4,000 fee must be paid at the
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of the development of the
coronavirus. Feel free to follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
the situation. Information from the Guyanese health
authorities can be found on the website of the Ministry
of Public Health.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides infection
protection advice when traveling. You can find more
information and guidance from Norwegian health
authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of
Risk of dengue fever and malaria, due to
mosquito-borne viruses, occurs throughout the year. It
is therefore recommended to use preventive measures
against mosquito bites during the journey. Cases of the
chikungunya virus have also been confirmed in Guyana. It
is always recommended that you check the website of the
Institute of Public Health for their recommendations
well in advance of the trip.
The medical supply is very limited, even in central
areas such as Georgetown. It is important to have good
health insurance and sufficient financial resources for
any emergency situation.
Official name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Language: The official language is English, but Creole
and Urdu are also widely used, as well as several
Land area: 214 969 km²
Political system: Republic
Time difference to Norway is 4 - 4, 5 and 6 hours time
difference, depending on season.
Electricity: 240v, national telephone code: 592,
internet domain:.gy, currency unit - Guyanese dollar (GYD),
but USD is also accepted.
Normal opening hours - shop: 09-17 (Monday-Friday)
and 9-12 (Saturday), bank: 08-14.30 (Monday-Friday)
National Holidays: 1st New Year's Day, Spring Day -
Youman Nabi, February 3 - Republic Day, March - Phagwah,
March/April - Good Friday, March/April - Easter Day, May
5 - Indians Day, May 26 - Liberation Day, first Monday
in July - Caricom Day, October/November - Diwali,
December 25 - Christmas Day, December 26 - Boxing Day