Visitors to Guyana mainly travel by air, but travel to Guyana is also accessible by a Ferry Crossing via Suriname/Guyana border and the Takatu Bridge linking Guyana with Brazil. A listing of the various airlines, access points, and necessary documents is provided below according for the mode of transportation. Select mode of travel below for more information.
All visitors require a passport which is valid for at least 6 months. Those arriving by plane are required to have an onward plane ticket. Visas are necessary for all visitors except nationals of the following countries:
Commonwealth Countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA. Visitors are advised to check with the nearest Guyana Embassy or Consulate or their travel agent. Click here for a list of Guyana Embassies and Hon. Consular Offices.
The Cheddi Jagan International Airport is located at Timehri and is approximately 25 miles/45km south of Georgetown, the Capital City. There are direct flights from Miami, New York, Toronto, Brazil, Suriname, Barbados and Trinidad.
International flights to Guyana connect from the following gateways:Miami - 4.5hrs
New York - 5.5hrs
Toronto - 6hrs
London - 8hrs
BY SEA/FERRY CROSSING- Passport
Travelling to Georgetown, Guyana by road via the Guyana/Suriname border from Paramaribo will take approximately 6-8 hours taking into consideration time for the ferry crossing and to have your vehicle cleared with the Customs Department. In order for visitors to drive into Guyana from Suriname, a temporary importation permit must be secured at the point of entry. Permits are valid for one month but can be extended by applying to the Customs Department. To get a permit, present the following at the point of entry:
- Driver’s Licence
- Proof of ownership (vehicle registration) / Rental documents (for vehicles rented in Suriname)
- Proof of Insurance
SAILING TO GUYANA
Visitors travelling to Guyana on their pleasure yachts will sail upriver the mighty Essequibo to a small town of Bartica, some 35 nautical miles from the Atlantic where clearance is necessary. You are required to check with the Customs and Immigration Departments, located at the Police Headquarters in First Avenue and is opened from 08:00hrs to 16:30hrs. Overtime charges are applicable outside of regular business hours, 08:00hrs to 16:00hrs. More useful information on sailing to Guyana can be found here