Guyana – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to crime.

Country Summary: Violent crime, including murder and armed robbery, is common, especially at night. Local police often lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guyana.

If you decide to travel to Guyana:

Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Avoid walking or driving at night.
Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the Country Security Report for Guyana.
Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.[CJ1]

Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.