Guiana (French)

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

Travelling to red countries outside the EU or Schengen area is not recommended.

Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.

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The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Along the rivers at the border with Brazil and Suriname (along the Oiaopoque and Maroni rivers) and along some other rivers there is a low to moderate malaria risk (34 % P. falciparum). We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you.

In the rest of the country there is a very low malaria riskWe recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

There is no malaria risk in the cities of Cayenne and Kourou.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Yellow fever

There is a risk of yellow fever.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunyazika, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Ticks

Ticks can transmit diseases.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Yellow fever

Mandatory

Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory from the age of one year. This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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