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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Guyana Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Guyana is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Guyana is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.8 / 5

Guyana shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Guyana), the Advisory Index is 2.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Venezuela (4.3), Brazil with 2.3 and Suriname with 2 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Guyana

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Guyana.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Guyana from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/guyana-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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 Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/guyana

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/guyana

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Guyana

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Guyana. Most recent events first.

Changes from November 20th 2019

The total rating for Guyana changed from 2.7 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Guyana with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Guyana changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Guyana with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Guyana with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Guyana with a rating of 3.0.

About Guyana

Guyana with its capital Georgetown is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than Idaho (214,970 km²). The country is located Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January). The landscape is mostly rolling highlands; low coastal plain; savanna in south. With a population of about 0.77 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Georgetown
Population less than one million
Size 214.970 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Idaho
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: GYD)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +592
Internet Top Level Domain .gy
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GUY
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 328

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Guyana is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • water pollution from sewage and agricultural and industrial chemicals

Natural hazzards

  • flash flood threat during rainy seasons

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Guyana. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. bauxite
  2. gold mining
  3. rice milling
  4. sugar
  5. textiles
  6. timber

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. edible oils
  3. fish
  4. pork
  5. poultry
  6. rice
  7. shrimp
  8. sugarcane

Guyanese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Guyana.

Export products

  1. alumina
  2. bauxite
  3. gold
  4. molasses
  5. rice
  6. rum
  7. shrimp
  8. sugar
  9. timber

Import products

  1. food
  2. machinery
  3. manufactures
  4. petroleum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Guyana?

Guyana is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Guyana is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Guyana in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Guyana.

How many travel advisories do you know for Guyana?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Guyana.

What is the size of Guyana?

Guyana has a size of 214,970 km² or 83,000 mi² which is slightly smaller than Idaho.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.