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Country Information

Guyana

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Banknotes in US Dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency
in addition to:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
  • Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Guyana dollar GYD
Import local currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Note
  • Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
  • Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
  • Currency laws are subject to change at any time.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
English

Capital

Georgetown

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/220 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Caracas (Venezuela), Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, piso 15, Av. Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe, La Castellana
Tel. +58 212 267 95 85

Opening hours

Banks
8.30 - 12.30 h (Mon - Thu)
8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Fri)
Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Driving exposes travelers to substantial risks.

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in Georgetown.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Piracy is common in Guyana waters and is also directed at merchant vessels and yachts.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.