Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Location:  Guyana

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.

On March 12, the Guyana Ministry of Health confirmed the death of one person related to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The government of Guyana has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures at ports of entry for travelers.  Anyone exhibiting a fever or other potential symptoms or with potential exposure to COVID-19 will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.

The Guyana Ministry of Health requests people who experience a fever, cough, or respiratory distress contact the Ministry of Health at 227-4986/624-3067.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  See the Ministry of Health guidance for additional information on these new measures.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to the virus and contact the Guyana Ministry of Health at 227-4986/624-3067.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Guyana.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.