French Guiana Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

French Guiana Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to French Guiana, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Considered the pearl of the seas, French Guiana is a haven of greenery, satisfying all desires for healing and escape. With its tropical forest, beautiful beaches, cultural wealth and welcoming locals, this French-speaking region located on the South American continent has all the ingredients to offer you a trip rich in surprises. To appreciate the wilderness of the destination, stopover in Monthly where you will be greeted by the most beautiful beach in Guyana. To spice up your visit, make your way to the city, which offers sights such as the ruins of Fort Diamant, or the remains of an old sugar mill. Nature lovers will also enjoy the Roar Now Nature Reserve. To learn more about space expeditions, do not miss a chance to visit the Guiana Space Center.

While traveling to French Guiana, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Beautiful parrots in French Guiana

Recommended travel vaccinations for French Guiana

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveller’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to French Guiana

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveller’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in French Guiana


Medical Care in French Guiana

You will find it easy to access adequate health care in French Guiana, as the region offers many hospitals and clinics. If you need to access a hospital you should visit the Saint-Paul Medical Center, the “Les Hibiscus” Clinic or the Andrée Rosemon Hospital Center in Cayenne. These facilities are modern and provide a variety of quality medical care.

Access to medication is easy in French Guiana as pharmacies are open at all moments, and are well supplied with pharmaceuticals. However, you should always try and bring a first aid kit with you when visiting the area.

For ambulance service in French Guiana, you should dial 112. If you are suffering from a serious illness which requires specialized care, you will need to be medically evacuated by plane.

Is French Guiana Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Jungle expeditions High-risk area for tourists by criminal gangs
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Paved and well maintained;Only a few emergency phonecall boxes are functional, so keep a cellphone on you for emergency purposes
Public transportation Relatively safe for taxis and vans
Health Zika virus and Dengue fever warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit French Guiana?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required to enter French Guiana. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to French Guiana information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to France (PARIS)
Street Address:
130, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
75008 Paris

Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 43 29 02
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 43 29 86

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in France. There is no Canadian government office in French Guiana.