All visitors require a valid passport. Those arriving by air require an onward plane ticket. Visas are necessary for all visitors except nationals of the following countries:
Visitors are advised to check with the nearest Guyana Embassy or consulate or your travel agent.
Georgetown is well served with taxis, which operate throughout the city and to other urban areas. Taxis are easy to find outside most banks, hotels and thoughout Georgetown. There are fixed fares for most distances; check in advance. Most trips within Goergetown are approximately G$300. Private taxis are arranged through your hotel or by caling one of the numerous taxi services.
There are also ultra-cheap minibuses running around town and along the coastlands, or to Cheddie Jagan International Airport and Linden. Check the fare in advance and prepared to be jostled.
Car rental is an alternative, at US$30-50 per day with a security deposit of US$200-250, depending on the type of vehicle. There are good roads from Georgetown to Timehri and Linden, and for 185 miles long the coast from Springlands to Charity.
Traffic drives on the left. Seat belts are necessary.
Guyana has over 600 miles of navigable river, which provide an important means of communication. The Berbice, the Essequibo and the Demerara are crossed by ferries and by 4 and 6-seater river boats called balahoos and corials. River taxis can be chartered. For details, contact the Transport and Harbour Department, Water Street, Georgetown.
Private charter companies operate flights into the interior from Ogle airport. Minibuses serve the airport from Stabroek Market in Georgetown.
Guyana’s international airport, named after the late President Cheddie Jagan, is at Timehri, 25 miles/40 km south of Georgetown. Flights from Europe are routed though Antigua, Barbados, or Trinidad. There are direct flights from Miami, New York, Toronto, Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana, Barbados, Trinidad and Curacoa. Outward flights should be reconfirmed prior to departure.
These are licensed currency exchange houses. Most cambios are open from 8am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 8am to noon, sometimes to 2pm. Keep your cambio receipts, you will need to produce them in order to change Guyanese dollars on departure.
There is an exit tax of $4,500. The US Dollar equivalent for this exit tax may vary with exchange fluctuations. It can be paid when reconfirming your ticket at the airport near the check-in counter.