English is an official language in Guyana. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Guyana.
The national currency in Guyana is Guyanese dollar (GYD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 227.3 GYD and 1 USD is worth 209.05 GYD.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Guyana is 116.33 Mbps and mobile is 47.36 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Guyana.20.59 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration No data available.
There are 4 socket types used in Guyana. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Guyana will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|February 23, 2023||Republic DayRepublic Day|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayLabour Day|
|May 5, 2023||Arrival DayArrival Day|
|May 26, 2023||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|July 3, 2023Moving holiday||Caricom DayCaricom Day|
|August 1, 2023||Emancipation DayEmancipation Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2023||Boxing DayBoxing Day|
What hotel chains are present in Guyana?
There are Mariott hotels in Georgetown.
There are no Hilton hotels in Guyana.
There are no IHG hotels in Guyana.
What fast food chains are present in Guyana?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Guyana.
The KFC chain operates in Guyana.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Guyana.
What is the weather like in Georgetown?
Weather data for Georgetown (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Guyana.
Emergency phones in Guyana
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.