French Guiana travel advice

Explore our complete guide to French Guiana with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for French Guiana.

French Guiana travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to French Guiana with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

French Guiana - quick facts
Time difference UK -3 hours
Language(s) French
Currency Euro
Electricity C + E plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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French Guiana weather

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The French Guiana weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Cayenne.

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French Guiana travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting French Guiana from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around French Guiana.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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French Guiana travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to French Guiana with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in French Guiana, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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French Guiana covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in French Guiana with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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French Guiana FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to French Guiana including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to French Guiana due to Covid-19?

French Guiana is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for French Guiana.

Check out Regional Health Agency, French Guiana for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from French Guiana?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from French Guiana. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between French Guiana and the UK?

The time difference between French Guiana and the UK is UK time-3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in French Guiana?

The main language spoken in French Guiana is French.

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What is the currency in French Guiana?

The currency in French Guiana is the Euro (EUR).

Which plugs are used in French Guiana?

French Guiana uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in French Guiana?

They drive on the right side of the road in French Guiana.

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