Event: Sporadic demonstrations are being reported within Georgetown and Berbice. An electric fire also occurred today resulting in traffic disruptions downtown near Camp Street. Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during this time and roadblocks could be encountered. U.S. government personnel have been advised to take precautions to prepare for any unexpected disruptions to their normal routine.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent.
- Monitor local radio or television reports for up to date information.
- Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency. The Guyana Police Force lists police contact information for all regions on their website: http://www.guyanapoliceforce.gy/.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Practice personal preparedness as outlined in this link
- Call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
- U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana +(592) 225-4900, +(592) 623-1992 (after hours) ACSGeorge@state.gov, U.S. Embassy web page
- State Department – – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Guyana Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates