Capital Georgetown

Population 746,900

Area 214,969 km2

Key facts

Guyana is a country located in South America. There are 3 countries (Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela) that Guyana shares its borders with.

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.

Guyanese
Banknotes

$20$100$500$1000$5000

Guyanese
Coins

$1$5$10

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 141.86 Mbps and mobile is 40.79 Mbs.The global average is 187.01 Mbps and 128.37 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.

Socket types

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.

Type A 240 V, 60 Hz  Type B 240 V, 60 Hz  Type D 240 V, 60 Hz  Type G 240 V, 60 Hz  

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).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Guyana will celebrate 11 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
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

Tourism

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.

There are no Best Western hotels in Guyana.

There are no Radisson hotels in Guyana.

There are no Accor 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.

The Subway chain does not operate in Guyana.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Guyana.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Guyana.

Weather

What is the weather like in Georgetown?

Today the sun in Georgetown, rises at 5:42 AM and sets at 6:00 PM. The climate of Georgetown may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayApr 18ThunderstormLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
FridayApr 19ThunderstormLow: 25.2°C (77.36°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
SaturdayApr 20ThunderstormLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 31.4°C (88.52°F)
SundayApr 21OvercastLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
MondayApr 22ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 29.8°C (85.64°F)
TuesdayApr 23ThunderstormLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)

Weather data for Georgetown (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

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.

Car Rental Hertz is available, but Avis , Sixt are not present in Guyana.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Guyana traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  360.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 22.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Guyana

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

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.

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