COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 05/10/2023

Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel:

The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For more information, click here.

COVID-19 Information for Guyana

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No

There is no longer a COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination requirement for entry into Guyana. On June 18, 2022, Guyana lifted its COVID-19 testing requirement and on October 7, 2022, Guyana removed the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for entry into Guyana.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

Quarantine Information:  

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
  • Any inbound traveler, including U.S. citizens, is required to self quarantine if they test positive for COVID-19 after arrival to Guyana.

COVID-19 Testing:

 Ministry of Health Public Testing

  • Public testing is only for people showing symptoms or who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19; not available for travelers.
  • Cost: Free (no cost)
  • Only the PCR test is offered. Results are available within 72 hours.
  • Present yourself at one of the locations below stating your reason for requiring the test, or contact the COVID-19 hotline at 624-3067 / 227-4986:
  • Herstelling – East Bank Demerara
  • Paradise – East Coast Demerara
  • Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Inc (using the East Street Entrance)

Ministry of Health Approved PCR & Antigen Testing Facilities (costs vary):

  • Eureka Medical Laboratory
  • Coastal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Sheriff Medical Centre Laboratory
  • New Vision Labs Inc.
  • Balwant Singh Hospital Laboratory

Average Cost/Wait Times:

  • Average PCR Cost: US$75
  • Average Antigen Cost:US$25
  • Results typically available in 1 hour for Antigen Test and 12-24 hours for PCR Test. Most labs provide both a digital and physical copy of the result.

Ministry of Health Approved Labs for Antigen Rapid Test only (costs vary):

  • Leslie Persaud Clinic & Diagnostic Centre
  • Woodlands Hospital Limited Laboratory
  • Anamayah Memorial Hospital
  • Biotec Medical laboratory
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Quest Medical Centre (Georgetown)
  • Midway Specialty Care Center
  • Caresworth Medical Centre & Pharmacy

Average Cost/Wait Times:

  • Average Antigen Cost:US$25
  • Results typically available in 1 hour. Most labs provide both a digital and physical copy of the result.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Guyana for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which Vaccines are available in Guyana? AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, SputnikV,  Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson
  • Visit the Guyana Ministry of Health website for locations and procedures on where and when you can be vaccinated.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Local Resources:

For the latest public health best practices and COVID-19 statistics in Guyana, please consult the:

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